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Sharks at Kraken: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Lane Pederson #18 of the San Jose Sharks takes a shot on goal against the Seattle Kraken in a regular season game at SAP Center on December 14, 2021 in San Jose, California. Photo by Amanda Cain/NHLI

The San Jose Sharks are taking a quick trip up to the Pacific Northwest tonight to take on the Seattle Kraken at the shiny new Climate Pledge Arena. I know every game is a “must-win,” but going up against the division’s basement, the points cannot be taken for granted. It’s time to start banking some wins.

Read about the questions and concerns ahead of today’s game in our game preview here.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Alexander Barabanov — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
Jonathan Dahlen — Logan Couture — Noah Gregor
Matt Nieto — Nick Bonino — Andrew Cogliano
Jeffrey Viel — Jasper Weatherby — Adam Raska

Brent Burns — Mario Ferraro
Ryan Merkley — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Erik Karlsson — Jaycob Megna

Adin Hill
James Reimer

Expected Scratches: Lane Pederson, Nicolas Meloche, Joachim Blichfeld

Injured Reserve: Jacob Middleton (upper body), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body), Kevin Labanc (upper body)

COVID-19 Protocol: Rudolfs Balcers

SEATTLE KRAKEN

Marcus Johansson — Jared McCann — Jordan Eberle
Yanni Gourde — Alex Wennberg — Calle Jarnkrok
Ryan Donato — Riley Sheahan — Mason Appleton
Alexander True — Karson Kuhlman — Joonas Donskoi

Mark Giordano — Will Borgen
Vince Dunn — Adam Larsson
Carson Soucy — Jeremy Lauzon

Philipp Grubauer
Joey Daccord

Expected Scratches: Haydn Fleury, Colin Blackwell

Injured Reserve: Jaden Schwartz (upper body), Morgan Geekie (upper body), Jamie Oleksiak (illness)

COVID-19 Protocol: Chris Driedger, Antoine Bibeau

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and ROOT-NW. Streaming is available with a subscription to ESPN+ (blackout restrictions do apply). The radio call will be streamed through the Sharks Audio Network. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington.

Check back at puck drop to follow along with all of the play-by-play action in the comments!