Sharks fans have been patiently waiting since Tuesday for the season to finally begin and it still feels like the opener sneaked up on me.
We’re here. Every forward line has at least one player making their regular season debut for Team Teal. The netminding tandem is brand new. There are a lot of uncertainties about this roster.
But that last preseason game, the stomping of the Vegas Golden Knights, that felt pretty good, right? This team is having fun playing hockey and watching them is kind of delightful at the moment.
This season is going to be a weird one.
I’m determined to enjoy it.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the home opener:
Jonathan Dahlen — Logan Couture — Timo Meier
William Eklund — Tomas Hertl — Rudolfs Balcers
Matt Nieto — Nick Bonino — Kevin Labanc
Andrew Cogliano — Jasper Weatherby — Lane Pederson
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Jacob Middleton — Erik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Radim Simek
Kyle Connor — Mark Scheifele — Blake Wheeler
Andrew Copp — Pierre-Luc Dubois — Nikolaj Ehlers
Paul Stastny — Adam Lowry — Cole Perfetti
Jansen Harkins — Riley Nash — Kristian Vesalainen
Josh Morrissey — Nate Schmidt
Brenden Dillon — Neal Pionk
Logan Stanley — Dylan DeMelo
How to Watch
Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on CITY, SNW and NBCSCA. Streaming is available with a subscription to ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply). Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose, California.
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