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:
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
Expected Scratches: Kurtis Gabriel, Christian Jaros, Jeffrey Viel, Fredrik Handemark, Joel Kellman
Injured Reserve: Matt Nieto (lower body), Radim Simek (upper body)
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
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!