The San Jose Sharks had multiple season firsts last night: Devan Dubnyk posted the Sharks’ first shutout, also marking the first time the Sharks have won two consecutive games this season. On top of that, Fredrik Handemark scored his first goal of the season.
And while not every game can be played against the Anaheim Ducks this season, tonight’s game will be, as well. They’ve won three of their four games against the Ducks so far, with the one loss coming in the shootout. Both teams are scraping the bottom of the West Division barrel, so it’s not too surprising.
Both teams will swap out starting goaltenders in the second half of this back-to-back series. Ryan Miller came in to relieve John Gibson last night in the third period after allowing five unanswered goals. Miller allowed one goal on three shots and will start in net tonight.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:
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
Expected Scratches: Fredrik Claesson, Joel Kellman, Antti Suomela, Stefan Noesen
Injured Reserve: Rudolfs Balcers (undisclosed)
COVID-19 Protocol: Marcus Sorensen
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
Expected Scratches: Andy Welinski, Vinni Lettieri, David Backes
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!