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Sharks at Blues, Jan. 20: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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One down, seven to go.

San Jose Sharks left wing Matt Nieto (83) during an NHL game between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues on January 18, 2021, at Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s Dylan Gambrell’s turn to take a crack at bottom-six center duties.

That’s not the only change to the San Jose Sharks’ lineup as they head into the second game of their series against the St. Louis Blues. Gambrell will center a new-look third line of John Leonard and Stefan Noesen, shifting Ryan Donato up to the first line. Fredrik Handemark and Noah Gregor will be healthy scratches.

Talking about who’s starting in net will never inspire confidence, but tonight it will be Martin Jones.

The Blues will see Sammy Blais return to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension. He’ll be slotted in on the fourth line.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Ryan Donato — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier — Tomas Hertl — Evander Kane
John Leonard — Dylan Gambrell — Stefan Noesen
Marcus Sorensen — Patrick Marleau — Matt Nieto

Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Erik Karlsson
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Radim Simek

Martin Jones
Devan Dubnyk

Expected Scratches: Noah Gregor, Fredrik Handemark, Jacob Middleton

Injured Reserve: None

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron
Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Jordan Kyrou
Mike Hoffman — Robert Thomas — Tyler Bozak
Ivan Barbashev — Oskar Sundqvist — Sammy Blais

Torey Krug — Colton Parayko
Marco Scandella — Justin Faulk
Vince Dunn — Carl Gunnarsson

Jordan Binnington
Ville Husso

Expected Scratches: Kyle Clifford, Mackenzie MacEachern, Niko Mikkola

Injured Reserve: Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder), Robert Bortuzzo (upper body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports Midwest and NBC Sports Bay Area and is available to stream through NHL.tv.

Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!