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

Calle Jarnkrok #19 of the Seattle Kraken celebrates scoring his 100th NHL goal with teammates during the third period of a game between the San Jose Sharks and the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on January 20, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks are back at it again, turning around quickly after last night’s loss to the Boston Bruins to host the Seattle Kraken. The good news is that Seattle is the only team in the Pacific worse than San Jose, but the bad news is that the Sharks still aren’t very good and that’s not going to be fun to watch. I can’t blame folks who are thinking about skipping this one.

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
Jonathan Dahlen — 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: Andrew Cogliano

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

SEATTLE KRAKEN

Marcus Johansson — Calle Jarnkrok — Jordan Eberle
Mason Appleton — Yanni Gourde — Colin Blackwell
Riley Sheahan — Alex Wennberg — Joonas Donskoi
Ryan Donato — Morgan Geekie — Austin Czarnik

Mark Giordano — Carson Soucy
Vince Dunn — Jeremy Lauzon
Jamie Oleksiak — Adam Larsson

Philipp Grubauer
Chris Driedger

Expected Scratches: Will Borgen, Haydn Fleury, Kole Lind

Injured Reserve: Jaden Schwartz (upper body), Karson Kuhlman (upper body), Jared McCann (undisclosed)

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 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!