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Sharks at Ducks, 3/12: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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San Jose Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 and Anaheim Ducks’ Rickard Rakell #67 chase a puck up against the boards during the second period of their NHL game at the Sap Center in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images

A few San Jose Sharks forwards are questionable for tonight’s game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Pond. Timo Meier is pencilled into the lineup, back on Tomas Hertl’s wing. Hertl was out for six games due to COVID-19 protocols, while Meier has missed the last two with a lower-body injury. Rudolfs Balcers isn’t on the expected lineup, and is potentially a game-time decision with an undisclosed injury, described by head coach Bob Boughner as “a little nicked up.”

Troy Terry and John Manson are both expected to miss a second-straight game for the Ducks. They just wrapped up a two-game series against the Los Angeles Kings, allowing five goals in each of an overtime win and regulation loss. Since the beginning of February, they had just five wins, with two coming in overtime and one in a shootout. Their last regulation win was on February 11, with a 1-0 win over the Golden Knights.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier — Tomas Hertl — Matt Nieto
Ryan Donato — Dylan Gambrell — John Leonard
Patrick Marleau — Fredrik Handemark — Kurtis Gabriel

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

Devan Dubnyk
Martin Jones

Expected Scratches: Nick DeSimone, Joel Kellman

Injured Reserve: Rudolfs Balcers (undisclosed)

COVID-19 Protocol: Marcus Sorensen

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Max Comtois — Ryan Getzlaf — Rickard Rakell
Trevor Zegras — Adam Henrique — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones — Isac Lundestrom — Danton Heinen
Derek Grant — Sam Steel — Nicolas Deslauriers

Cam Fowler — Jani Hakanpaa
Josh Mahura — Kevin Shattenkirk
Ben Hutton — Jacob Larsson

John Gibson
Ryan Miller

Expected Scratches: None

Injured Reserve: Hampus Lindholm (broken wrist), Carter Rowney (lower body), Sonny Milano (upper body), Troy Terry (upper body), Josh Manson (lower body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on PRIME, Fox Sports San Diego and NBC Sports Bay Area, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv (blackout restrictions apply).

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