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Sharks at Lightning: Lines, game thread and where to watch

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Can the Lightning’s poor penalty kill zap some life into the Sharks power play?

Jan 19, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) (not pictured) scores a goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) during the third period at Amalie Arena. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The puck drops soon between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks. The Lightning have been underachieving this season and are clawing out points any way they can just like the Sharks. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top today.

The Lightning give up more shots against per game and more goals against per game than the Sharks, but they also score more and shoot more per game than the Sharks.

Our pathetic power play, operating at a 16.9 percent success rate will likely sink us today. But then the Lightning aren’t very good on the penalty kill, so maybe we have a shot...

Lines

Sharks

Martin Jones with the start today. I suspect that means that Aaron Dell will start in net tomorrow against the Florida Panthers.

Note that again Brent Burns and Radim Simek have been split up. Burns is playing with Mario Ferraro and Simek has dropped down to the third defensive pairing with Brenden Dillon.

Lightning

This is courtesy of our friends over at Raw Charge.

Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - Steven Stamkos
Carter Verhaeghe - Tyler Johnson - Mathieu Joseph
Pat Maroon - Cedric Paquette - Yanni Gourde

Victor Hedman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Like Schenn

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Where to watch

Puck drop is at 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Eastern from Amalie Arena. Bay Area viewers can find the game on NBC Sports California. The game is also available for streaming on NHLtv. If you prefer to listen on the radio, tune to 98.5 KFOX if you’re in the Bay Area or use the Sharks app.