If you thought things were going to get easier for the San Jose Sharks while at finally at home, well, tonight they’re facing the Vegas Golden Knights, who have just four losses under their belts so far, sitting first in the West Division.
Sparks fly whenever these two teams meet and it’s no surprise that Kurtis Gabriel has returned to the Sharks’ line up. Alex True will step out, rotating Joel Kellman into the fourth-line center role.
The Golden Knights just wrapped up a series against the Minnesota Wild, taking both games by scoring five goals.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier — Dylan Gambrell — Rudolfs Balcers
Ryan Donato — Patrick Marleau — John Leonard
Matt Nieto — Joel Kellman — Kurtis Gabriel
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Expected Scratches: Alexander True, Marcus Sorensen
Injured Reserve: None
Suspended: Joachim Blichfeld
COVID-19 Protocol: Tomas Hertl
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Max Pacioretty — Chandler Stephenson — Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Alex Tuch — Cody Glass — Keegan Kolesar
William Carrier — Tomas Nosek — Ryan Reaves
Shea Theodore — Alex Pietrangelo
Alec Martinez — Zach Whitecloud
Nicolas Hague — Dylan Coghlan
Expected Scratches: Nicolas Roy
Injured Reserve: Robin Lehner (upper body), Brayden McNabb (lower 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, Sportsnets 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!