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Sharks at Canucks: Lines, gamethread, and where to watch

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The only thing standing between us and the bye week is this stupid team from Vancouver.

Quinn Hughes #43 of the Vancouver Canucks and Mario Ferraro #38 of the San Jose Sharks go for the puck at SAP Center on December 14, 2019 in San Jose, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks are wrapping up the road trip in Vancouver, facing off against a Canucks squad who has taken advantage of a weak Pacific Division to tread water somewhere around a playoff spot for much of the season so far.

Coming into tonight is the curious case of Marcus Sorensen, who will be a healthy scratch from the line up. In his stead is rookie Joachim Blichfeld, who will slot into the top line alongside soon-to-be All-Star Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane.

On the other side of the ice, the Canucks last played on Thursday night, defeating the division-leading Arizona Coyotes 3-1. They’ve gone 5-3-0, averaging more than three goals per game. The Sharks’ defense will have to be on its game tonight if there is any hope of shutting them down.

If it gets too bad, just remember: we’re about to be free for eight days. Suffering is only temporary.

Lines

SHARKS

Expected Scratches: Tim Heed, Marcus Sorensen

Injured Reserve: Logan Couture (fractured ankle), Dalton Prout (upper body)

CANUCKS (via NHL.com)

J.T. MillerElias PetterssonJake Virtanen
Tanner PearsonBo HorvatLoui Eriksson
Antoine RousselAdam GaudetteBrock Boeser
Tyler MotteJay BeagleBrandon Sutter

Quinn HughesChristopher Tanev
Alexander EdlerTroy Stecher
Oscar FantenbergTyler Myers

Thatcher Demko
Jacob Markstrom

Expected Scratches: Zack MacEwen, Jordie Benn, Tim Schaller

Injured Reserve: Josh Leivo (kneecap), Micheal Ferland (upper body), Tyler Graovac (lower body)

Where to Watch

Puck drop is at Rogers Arena at 7 PT/10 ET. Tonight’s broadcast will be available on NBC Sports California in the Bay Area and on CBC, SN, SN360, SN1 and CITY for the opponent’s market. Streaming will be available on NHLtv. The radio call will be on 98.5 KFOX or available to stream through the Sharks + SAP Center app.