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Golden Knights at Sharks, 3/5: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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The puck stays out while San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) collides with Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and defenseman Alec Martinez (23) in the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Chris Brown Chris Brown-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Lines

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

Martin Jones
Devan Dubnyk

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

Marc-Andre Fleury
Oscar Dansk

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!