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

All of the information for Game no. 72.

Nashville Predators left wing Tanner Jeannot (84) prepares for a faceoff during the NHL game between the San Jose Sharks and the Nashville Predators on March 5, 2022 at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The road trip continues while the San Jose Sharks are on a six-game losing streak heading into tonight. Season spoiling, uh, season hasn’t exactly spoiled anyone else’s season the way San Jose probably hoped they could. The Nashville Predators are arguably in a worse position, however. Sitting in the top Wild Card spot, it’s still possible the team misses playoffs by the skin of their teeth — and with how they’ve been playing against top competition lately, a playoff run seems unlikely to go very far.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Timo Meier — Logan Couture — Sasha Chmelevski
Alexander Barabanov — Tomas Hertl — Noah Gregor
Rudolfs Balcers — Nick Bonino — Matt Nieto
Jonathan Dahlen — Scott Reedy — Jeffrey Viel

Jaycob Megna — Brent Burns
Mario Ferraro — Erik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Nicolas Meloche

Kaapo Kahkonen
James Reimer

Expected Scratches: Ryan Merkley, Radim Simek

Injured Reserve: Kevin Labanc (shoulder), Adin Hill (lower body), John Leonard (lower body), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Filip Forsberg — Ryan Johansen — Philip Tomasino
Eeli Tolvanen — Mikael Granlund — Matt Duchene
Yakov Trenin — Colton Sissons — Tanner Jeannot
Nick Cousins — Luke Kunin — Matt Luff

Roman Josi — Dante Fabbro
Mattias Ekholm — Alexandre Carrier
Mark Borowiecki — Jeremy Lauzon

Juuse Saros
David Rittich

Expected Scratches: Ben Harpur, Jeremy Davies, Matt Benning

Injured Reserve: Michael McCarron (upper body)

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and BSSO. 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 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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!