Despite putting 39 shots on Cam Talbot, the Wild were able to rack up an equal number of goals in just 25 shots, eventually leading to the shootout. Erik Karlsson had a monster game, with two goals in regulation and the game-winning shootout goal.
The Wild’s lineup will look the same tonight, thought they’ll start Kaapo Kahkonen in net. The Sharks aren’t expected to make any changes.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Patrick Marleau — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
Rudolfs Balcers — Dylan Gambrell — Kurtis Gabriel
John Leonard — Ryan Donato — Antti Suomela
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Expected Scratches: Christian Jaros, Marcus Sorensen
Injured Reserve: Matt Nieto (lower body)
Kirill Kaprizov — Victor Rask — Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Johansson — Ryan Hartman — Kevin Fiala
Jordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Nick Bonino
Nico Sturm — Luke Johnson — Nick Bjugstad
Ryan Suter — Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin — Matt Dumba
Ian Cole — Carson Soucy
Expected Scratches: Dakota Mermis, Brad Hunt, Joseph Cramarossa
Injured Reserve: Marcus Foligno (lower body), Kyle Rau (upper body)
COVID-19 Protocol: Zach Parise
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, Bally Sports North and Bally Sports Wisconsin, 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!