Since last Saturday, the Kings split a series against the Arizona Coyotes, losing 5-2 on Monday and coming back to win 4-3 on Wednesday. Defender Olli Maata may return from injury tomorrow night, which also may mark Christian Wolanin’s first game with the club since being acquired from the Ottawa Senators on March 29.
The Sharks played just one game against the Anaheim Ducks this week, losing 5-1 and slipping back into sixth place in the West Division. Defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic missed Tuesday’s game and will remain out of the lineup tonight. Logan Couture, who sustained an lower-body injury from blocking a shot on Tuesday, is expected to play.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:
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 — Christian Jaros
Expected Scratches: Antti Suomela, Kurtis Gabriel
Injured Reserve: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body), Matt Nieto (lower body)
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Carl Grundstrom — Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Trevor Moore
Andreas Athanasiou — Blake Lizotte — Jeff Carter
Brendan Lemieux — Adrian Kempe — Austin Wagner
Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Kurtis MacDermid — Sean Walker
Kale Clague — Austin Strand
Expected Scratches: Gabriel Vilardi, Sean Durzi
Injured Reserve: Tobias Bjornfot (upper body), Olli Maatta (upper body)
COVID-19 Protocol: Matt Roy
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 Bally Sports West and NBC Sports California Plus, 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!