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:
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
Expected Scratches: Noah Gregor, Fredrik Handemark, Jacob Middleton
Injured Reserve: None
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
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!