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Sharks at Kings, 4/3: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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San Jose Sharks Defenceman Nikolai Knyzhov (71) and Los Angeles Kings Right Wing Austin Wagner (27) watch play during an NHL game on April 02, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Rob Curtis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks handily took care of the Los Angeles Kings last night, inching them closer to the possibility of a playoff spot. Taking advantage of this stretch of games could change the fate of the season, but that’s easier said than done.

The Kings added Matt Roy to the COVID-19 protocol list this morning, and defender Sean Durzi may make his NHL debut in Roy’s stead. After allowing three goals last night, they’ll swap out Calvin Peterson with Jonathan Quick in net.

Martin Jones will start for the Sharks in the second half of the back-to-back,

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

Lines

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Trevor Moore — Gabriel Vilardi — Jeff Carter
Andreas Athanasiou — Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Adrian Kempe
Lias Andersson — Blake Lizotte — Austin Wagner

Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Sean Walker — Sean Durzi
Kale Clague — Austin Strand

Jonathan Quick
Calvin Petersen

Expected Scratches: Kurtis MacDermid, Carl Grundstrom

Injured Reserve: Tobias Bjornfot (upper body), Olli Maatta (upper body), Martin Frk (lower body)

COVID-19 Protocol: Matt Roy

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Rudolfs Balcers — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
Ryan Donato — Dylan Gambrell — John Leonard
Jeffrey Viel — Patrick Marleau — Marcus Sorensen

Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek — Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Martin Jones
Devan Dubnyk

Expected Scratches: Antti Suomela, Kurtis Gabriel, Christian Jaros

Injured Reserve: Matt Nieto (lower body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast nationally on NHL Network and regionally on Bally Sports West and NBC Sports California, 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!