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Sharks at Jets: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

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The epic conclusion to this year’s edition of hockey’s West Side Story airs tonight.

SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 1: Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks battles for the puck against Neal Pionk #4 of the Winnipeg Jets at SAP Center on November 1, 2019 in San Jose, California. Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images

After a bleak Monday night game at home — during which nearly the entire bottom-six forwards for the Calgary Flames scored on the Sharks — it’s back to the road again for San Jose, as they complete their three-game season series with the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets have certainly been an interesting team this year. Despite being so bad for a stretch that they nearly disappeared off of Sean Tierney’s expected goal share chart, the Jets have gone 4-1-1 in their last six games and now find themselves in a playoff spot— good enough for Jets ownership to extend head coach Paul Maurice for three more seasons.

I’m not joking about their xG share, by the way.

Despite their xG shares being below 50 percent all season, and with roster mainstays like Bryan Little, Mathieu Perreault and Adam Lowry on injured reserve, the Jets have managed to stay in the fight. The same cannot exactly be said for the Sharks, who have been hit with their own injury problems, as well. The projected return of Joel Kellman, who was out for the past two games with a lower-body injury, should help a little bit in that area, though.

Lines

Sharks

Expected scratches: Noah Gregor, Antti Suomela, Tim Heed

Injured reserve: Logan Couture (fractured ankle), Tomas Hertl (knee), Dalton Prout (upper body)

Jets (via NHL.com)

Kyle ConnorMark ScheifelePatrik Laine
Nikolaj EhlersBlake WheelerMason Appleton
Jansen HarkinsAndrew CoppJack Roslovic
Gabriel BourqueNicholas ShoreLogan Shaw

Josh MorrisseyNeal Pionk
Dmitry KulikovTucker Poolman
Nathan BeaulieuLuca Sbisa

Connor Hellebuyck
Laurent Brossoit

Expected scratches: Andrei Chibisov, Anthony Bitetto, Sami Niku

Injured reserve: Bryan Little (head), Mathieu Perreault (upper body), Adam Lowry (upper body), Carl Dahlstrom (broken hand), Mark Letestu (heart virus)

Where to Watch

Tonight’s game kicks off from downtown Winnipeg at 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Eastern. NBC Sports California will be broadcasting the game in the Bay Area market and TSN3 in the Winnipeg market, and will be streamed on NHL.tv all over the U.S. and Canada. As always, 98.5 KFOX and the Sharks official app will have you covered for audio streaming of tonight’s action.