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Wild at Sharks, 4/24: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks beats Victor Rask #49 of the Minnesota Wild to the puck during the third period of the game at Xcel Energy Center on April 17, 2021 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Sharks 5-2. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks wrap up their season series against the Minnesota Wild tonight, leaving just three opponents over the final nine games of the season.

So far, the Sharks have lost four games against the Wild, including back-to-back losses last weekend. Despite a seven-game losing streak, the Sharks haven’t made much ground in improving their draft selection, sitting sixth in the West Division and 23rd overall.

Greg Pateryn, who began this season on the Wild, will be making his debut on the Sharks’ blue line, after being acquired from the Colorado Avalanche at the trade deadline. Defender Radim Simek is currently day-to-day.

The Wild are on a six-game win streak, beating the Los Angeles Kings last night 4-2.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Evander Kane — Tomas Hertl — Kevin Labanc
Rudolfs Balcers — Logan Couture — Timo Meier
Dylan Gambrell — Noah Gregor — John Leonard
Ryan Donato — Patrick Marleau — Joachim Blichfeld

Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Greg Pateryn — Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Martin Jones
Josef Korenar

Expected Scratches: Kurtis Gabriel, Christian Jaros, Jeffrey Viel, Fredrik Handemark, Joel Kellman

Injured Reserve: Matt Nieto (lower body), Radim Simek (upper body)

MINNESOTA WILD

Jordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Marcus Foligno
Kirill Kaprizov — Victor Rask — Mats Zuccarello
Kevin Fiala — Ryan Hartman — Marcus Johansson
Zach Parise — Nico Sturm — Nick Bonino

Ryan Suter — Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin — Matt Dumba
Carson Soucy — Ian Cole

Kaapo Kahkonen
Cam Talbot

Expected Scratches: Brad Hunt, Nick Bjugstad

Injured Reserve: None

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 nationally on NBCSN and regionally on Bally Sports North and Bally Sports Wisconsin, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv (blackout restrictions apply) or fubotv.

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