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Blues at Sharks, 3/19: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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Torey Krug #47 of the St. Louis Blues shoves Matt Nieto #83 of the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 8, 2021 in San Jose, California. Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images

Despite a good first two periods against the Vegas Golden Knights, the San Jose Sharks blew a 3-1 lead on Wednesday night in spectacular fashion to loss 5-4 and allow Vegas a sweep of their six games against each other so far this season.

The St. Louis Blues are a different beast, with an injured roster and a five-game losing streak — including a 3-2 overtime loss to the Sharks on March 8. In the team’s last two games, they’ve scored just one goal each, from Mike Hoffman against the Los Angeles Kings and Sammy Blais against the Golden Knights.

They’ll be getting Jaden Schwartz back on the second line after missing 14 games with an upper-body injury. Marcus Sorensen will replaced Fredrik Handemark on the fourth line for the Sharks.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

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

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

Martin Jones
Devan Dubnyk

Expected Scratches: Antti Suomela, Fredrik Handemark, Christian Jaros

Injured Reserve: Rudolfs Balcers (upper body)

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron
Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Vladimir Tarasenko
Jordan Kyrou — Tyler Bozak — Mike Hoffman
Kyle Clifford — Oskar Sundqvist — Sammy Blais

Torey Krug — Justin Faulk
Marco Scandella — Vince Dunn
Jake Walman — Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington
Ville Husso

Expected Scratches: Niko Mikkola

Injured Reserve: Colton Parayko (upper body), Robert Thomas (thumb), Ivan Barbashev (ankle), Mackenzie MacEachern (upper body), Carl Gunnarsson (knee)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBC Sports Bay Area and Fox Sports Midwest, 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!