It’s time to Beat LA again, though an exhausted San Jose Sharks squad is hoping they won’t need extra time to get it done, going to a shootout in each of their last three games. This bout against the Los Angeles Kings is the final hurdle before the team can return home and play at SAP Center.
John Leonard returns to the line up, called up from the San Jose Barracuda. The rookie forward has two assists in seven NHL games so far. The Sharks will also see a new back up netminder for the night, as Devan Dubnyk is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Ryan Donato — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
John Leonard — Patrick Marleau — Noah Gregor
Marcus Sorensen — Dylan Gambrell — Matt Nieto
Radim Simek — Erik Karlsson
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Expected Scratches: Stefan Noesen, Jacob Middleton, Rudolfs Balcers
Injured Reserve: None
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Austin Wagner — Michael Amadio — Jeff Carter
Lias Andersson — Gabriel Vilardi — Adrian Kempe
Carl Grundstrom — Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Trevor Moore
Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Kurtis MacDermid — Kale Clague
Olli Maatta — Tobias Bjornfot
Expected Scratches: Austin Strand
Injured Reserve: Martin Frk (lower body), Matt Roy (upper body), Sean Walker (upper body), Matt Luff (undisclosed)
COVID-19 Protocol: Andreas Athanasiou, Blake Lizotte
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports West and NBC Sports Bay Area, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!