For the first time this season, the San Jose Sharks are on a three-game winning streak, but the real test comes in these next two games against the Vegas Golden Knights, who sit first in the West Division and have won all three games against the Sharks so far this season.
A healthy Rudolfs Balcers will return to the line up, taking John Leonard’s spot on the second line. Marcus Sorensen has come off the COVID-19 protocols, but will not slot into the line up tonight.
The Golden Knights are still without goaltender Robin Lehner. Chandler Stephenson will be a game-time decision. If he is able to play, Cody Glass will come out.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Rudolfs Balcers — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
Ryan Donato — Dylan Gambrell — Matt Nieto
Patrick Marleau — Fredrik Handemark — Kurtis Gabriel
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Expected Scratches: Fredrik Claesson, John Leonard, Antti Suomela, Marcus Sorensen
Injured Reserve: None
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Max Pacioretty — Cody Glass — Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Alex Tuch — Tomas Nosek — Nicolas Roy
Keegan Kolesar — Patrick Brown — Ryan Reaves
Alec Martinez — Shea Theodore
Brayden McNabb — Dylan Coghlan
Nicolas Hague — Zach Whitecloud
Expected Scratches: None
Injured Reserve: Alex Pietrangelo (upper body), William Carrier (undisclosed), Chandler Stephenson (undisclosed)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at T-Mobile Arena in Los Vegas, Nevada. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBC Sports Bay Area and ATTSN-RM, 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!