The Sharks will need more than goaltending to get through tonight’s rematch. A third period goal from Timo Meier while down 2-0 was the only time the Sharks broke through Vegas’ stifling defense and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The team put up just 24 shots to Vegas’ 36. They need scoring to have a chance.
John Leonard will step in for Rudolfs Balcers, who is out once again with an upper-body injury. Alex Tuch and Chandler Stephenson will be game-time decisions for Vegas.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Matt Nieto — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
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: Marcus Sorensen, Antti Suomela, Fredrik Claesson
Injured Reserve: Rudolfs Balcers (upper body)
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Max Pacioretty — Cody Glass — Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Keegan Kolesar — Tomas Nosek — Nicolas Roy
William Carrier — Patrick Brown — Ryan Reaves
Alec Martinez — Shea Theodore
Brayden McNabb — Dylan Coghlan
Nicolas Hague — Zach Whitecloud
Expected Scratches: Tomas Jurco
Injured Reserve: Alex Pietrangelo (upper body), Chandler Stephenson (undisclosed), Alex Tuch (undisclosed), Robin Lehner (concussion)
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!