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

All of the information for Game no. 74.

Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) takes a shot during the NHL game between the San Jose Sharks and the Dallas Stars on April 2, 2022 at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks’ season is nearly over, but the playoffs pipe dream officially ended on Thursday night in Chicago. Closing out this final stretch of games is some tough competition — some, such as tonight’s opponent in the Dallas Stars — are fighting until the end for that tight Western Conference playoff berth.

Read about the questions and concerns heading into tonight’s game in our preview here.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

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

Jaycob Megna — Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Nicolas Meloche
Mario Ferraro — Ryan Merkley

Kaapo Kahkonen
James Reimer

Expected Scratches: None

Injured Reserve: Alexander Barabanov (upper body), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body), Adin Hill (lower body), Kevin Labanc (shoulder), John Leonard (lower body), Erik Karlsson (lower body), Radim Simek (upper body)

DALLAS STARS

Jason Robertson — Roope Hintz — Joe Pavelski
Jamie Benn — Tyler Seguin — Denis Gurianov
Michael Raffl — Radek Faksa — Luke Glendening
Marian Studenic — Jacob Peterson — Alexander Radulov

Ryan Suter — Miro Heiskanen
Esa Lindell — John Klingberg
Joel Hanley — Jani Hakanpaa

Jake Oettinger
Scott Wedgewood

Expected Scratches: Thomas Harley, Joel Kiviranta, Andrej Sekera

Injured Reserve: Braden Holtby (lower body), Vladislav Namestnikov (lower body)

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and BSSWX. 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 American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

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 comments below!