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

San Jose Sharks defenseman Jacob Middleton (21) and Boston Bruins left wing Trent Frederic (11) shove one another during a NHL game between San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins on October 24, 2021, at TD Garden in Boston, MA. Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tonight kicks off a weekend back-to-back series at home for the San Jose Sharks. First in line are the Boston Bruins, to close out the season series. The pair met at TD Garden back in October, with the B’s handing San Jose their first loss of the season, a 4-3 final score. That game saw the Sharks trying to mount a comeback after digging a 3-0 hole in the first period. It also featured 14 penalty minutes, a Jacob Middleton fight and goals from Jasper Weatherby, Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier.

Maybe things haven’t changed much over the course of this season.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Timo Meier — Tomas Hertl — Alexander Barabanov
Ryan Dzingel — Logan Couture — Noah Gregor
Andrew Cogliano — Nick Bonino — Matt Nieto
Jeffrey Viel — Jasper Weatherby — Jonah Gadjovich

Jacob Middleton — Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Mario Ferraro
Radim Simek — Ryan Merkley

James Reimer
Zach Sawchenko

Expected Scratches: Jonathan Dahlen

Injured Reserve: Erik Karlsson (upper body), Kevin Labanc (upper body), Adin Hill (lower body) Rudolfs Balcers (upper body), Nicolas Meloche (upper body)

BOSTON BRUINS

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall — Erik Haula — David Pastrnak
Trent Frederic — Charlie Coyle — Craig Smith
Nick Foligno — Tomas Nosek — Jesper Froden

Mike Reilly — Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk — Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort — Connor Clifton

Jeremy Swayman
Linus Ullmark

Expected Scratches: Jack Ahcan

Injured Reserve: Curtis Lazar (upper body), Urho Vaakanainen (undisclosed)

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and NESN. 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 SAP Center in San Jose, California.

We won’t be liveblogging this one, but check back at puck drop to follow along with all of the play-by-play action in the comment section below!