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

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Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks takes a face-off against J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center on March 1, 2021 in San Jose, California. Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images

Maybe debuts are the key to regulation wins for the San Jose Sharks. Alex True made his season debut in Monday’s 6-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche and now Joachim Blichfeld will make his own season debut in tonight’s rematch against the Avs. He’ll be replacing Marcus Sorensen on True’s wing on the fourth line.

The Avalanche can’t be happy with how things went for them on Monday night, putting up an early 2-0 lead then then allow six unanswered goals. But the make-or-break factor for the Sharks will always be goaltending. We’ll see how Martin Jones fares tonight.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier — Dylan Gambrell — Rudolfs Balcers
Ryan Donato — Patrick Marleau — John Leonard
Matt Nieto — Alexander True — Joachim Blichfeld

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

Martin Jones
Devan Dubnyk

Expected Scratches: Fredrik Claesson, Marcus Sorensen

Injured Reserve: None

COVID-19 Protocol: Tomas Hertl

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Mikko Rantanen
Brandon Saad — Nazem Kadri — Joonas Donskoi
Valeri Nichushkin — J.T. Compher — Andre Burakovsky
Tyson Jost — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Logan O’Connor

Devon Toews — Jacob MacDonald
Ryan Graves — Samuel Girard
Dan Renouf — Conor Timmins

Philipp Grubauer
Hunter Miska

Expected Scratches: None

Injured Reserve: Bowen Byram (upper body), Matt Calvert (upper body), Pavel Francouz (lower body), Dennis Gilbert (facial surgery), Erik Johnson (upper body), Cale Makar (upper body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBC Sports Bay Area and Altitude, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv or ESPN+.

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