After two seasons with the Maple Leafs, however, Mr. Shark should be used to playing at SAP Center in colors other than teal.
“You think those experiences [coming in as a Maple Leaf] will help you out a little more,” Marleau said, on being a visitor at SAP Center once again. “Hopefully, I can draw upon that experience to help me this time.”
Anyway, this separation from the Tank should be short-lived, as all reports indicate that Doug Wilson wants Marleau back next year. Marleau, of course, is projected to break Gordie Howe’s all-time games played record of 1,767 games next year: “I think maybe the door is open for me to come back. I would definitely like to play another season, so that would be good.”
Martin Jones will be guarding the net tonight for the Sharks, while Antti Suomela will get the call over Alexander True.
#SJSharks lines tonight, Suomela in for True, Gregor retains his spot in top-6:— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) March 1, 2020
Pittsburgh didn’t have a morning skate, so lines are from last night’s game, with Tristan Jarry confirmed to come in for Matt Murray.
Mike Sullivan also confirmed that John Marino and Brian Dumoulin won’t be available once again:
Zucker - Crosby - Sheary
Rust - Malkin - Hornqvist
Rodrigues - Blueger - Tanev
Marleau - McCann - Simon
Johnson - Letang
Pettersson - Schultz
Trotman - Ruhwedel
Pre-game update: Marleau is playing with Malkin & Rust!
Where to watch
Puck drop from SAP Center is at 7:30 PT/10:30 ET. Tonight’s broadcast will be available on NBC Sports California in the Bay Area and on ATTP in the Penguins’ market. Streaming will be available on NHLtv.
There will be a radio call on 98.5 KFOX tonight. You can still listen to the game live over the Sharks + SAP Center app.