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Sharks at Wild, Jan 22: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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Time to get a streak going.

San Jose Sharks Defenseman Brent Burns (88) controls the puck during the NHL hockey game between the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks on March 5, 2020 at the SAP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks are in St. Paul for a two-game series against the Minnesota Wild, the first time the teams will meet since the Sharks acquired both Devan Dubnyk and Ryan Donato from the Wild.

The Sharks will be keeping their winning lineup from Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues, where Donato is featured on the top line, while rookie John Leonard is paired with the third line of Dylan Gambrell and Stefan Noesen. DUbnyk will start in net against his former team.

The Wild, second in the West Division, took two overtime wins in their series against the Los Angeles Kings, before splitting a series against the Anaheim Ducks. Tonight marks their first home game of the season. Rookie Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with five points (one goal, four assists).

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

Devan Dubnyk
Martin Jones

Expected Scratches: Noah Gregor, Fredrik Handemark, Jacob Middleton

Injured Reserve: None

MINNESOTA WILD

Zach Parise — Victor Rask — Kirill Kaprizov
Marcus Johansson — Nick Bonino — Kevin Fiala
Jordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Marcus Foligno
Nico Sturm — Nick Bjugstad — Ryan Hartman

Ryan Suter — Matt Dumba
Jonas Brodin — Jared Spurgeon
Ian Cole — Carson Soucy

Cam Talbot
Kaapo Kahkonen

Expected Scratches: Brad Hunt, Gerald Mayhew

Injured Reserve: Mats Zuccarello (upper body), Alex Stalock (upper body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin 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!