This road trip has been a rough one for the San Jose Sharks, who come into this afternoon’s contest with less than a full day of rest and a three-game losing streak. The gap between the Sharks and playoffs grows evermore and while I knew theoretically that the season was lost, is it so wrong to continue to have the smallest bit of hope? Whatever, I love living in denial.
The Islanders most recently pulled out a win over the Detroit Red Wings, which wouldn’t be much to write home about, except that the Sharks have lost to those same exact bottom-feeding Red Wings this season. Sports are fun, aren’t they?
Expected Scratches: Nicolas Meloche, Antti Suomela
Injured Reserve: Logan Couture (fractured ankle), Tomas Hertl (knee), Dalton Prout (concussion), Erik Karlsson (broken thumb), Melker Karlsson (lower body)
ISLANDERS (via NHL.com)
Anders Lee — Mathew Barzal — Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier — Brock Nelson — Leo Komarov
Kieffer Bellows — Josh Bailey — Michael Dal Colle
Matt Martin — Otto Koivula — Tom Kuhnhackl
Andy Greene — Ryan Pulock
Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield
Nick Leddy — Johnny Boychuk
Expected Scratches: Ross Johnston, Noah Dobson
Injured Reserve: Cal Clutterbuck (wrist), Casey Cizikas (lacerated leg), Derick Brassard (upper body), Adam Pelech (Achilles)
Where to Watch
Puck drop from Nassau Coliseum is at 2 PT/5 ET. This afternoon’s broadcast will be available on NBC Sports California in the Bay Area and on MSG+ in the opponents’ market. Streaming will be available on NHLtv and ESPN+.
Note that there will not be a radio call on 98.5 KFOX tonight. Instead, the Sharks will be hosting an interactive audio broadcast on the Sharks + SAP Center app.
New for this four-game road trip!— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 19, 2020
We're introducing an interactive and extended audio broadcast - and it will be available on the #SJSharks app.
Note that we will not be on terrestrial radio, including KFOX.
HOW TO LISTEN: https://t.co/usOVIIVXNx pic.twitter.com/o4vGGajYTL