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Sharks at Avalanche, Jan. 26: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on January 16, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Sharks 4-0. Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks are facing a challenge to close out the month of January, facing the Colorado Avalanche for the first time this season in Denver tonight.

So far, the Avalanche have faced the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, winning one game against each, sitting fourth in the West Division with a 3-3-0 record. The usual suspects of Nathan MacKinnon (2 goals, 6 assists) and Mikko Rantanen (5 goals, 2 assists) lead the team in scoring.

The Sharks also have a 3-3-0 record, but because two of the Sharks’ wins came in a shootout, they fall to seventh in the division.

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

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

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

Martin Jones
Devan Dubnyk

Expected Scratches: Fredrik Handemark, Jacob Middleton, Stefan Noesen

Injured Reserve: None

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Mikko Rantanen
Brandon Saad — Nazem Kadri — Andre Burakovsky
Valeri Nichushkin — J.T. Compher — Joonas Donskoi
Tyson Jost — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Kiefer Sherwood

Devon Toews — Cale Makar
Bowen Byram — Samuel Girard
Ryan Graves — Erik Johnson

Philipp Grubauer
Hunter Miska

Expected Scratches: Greg Pateryn

Injured Reserve: Matt Calvert (upper body), Pavel Francouz (lower body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Altitude and NBC Sports Bay Area and is available to stream through NHL.tv or ESPN+.

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