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

All of the information for Game no. 68.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (88) and Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) battle for position during the NHL game between the San Jose Sharks and the Dallas Stars on December 11, 2021 at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Our second-favorite Joe is in town, as the Dallas Stars will visit SAP Center tonight after winning a two-game series in Anaheim against the Ducks this week. The Vegas Golden Knights bumped the Stars out of the final Wild Card spot last night, so every game counts as they prepare to take on the San Jose Sharks.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

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

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

Kaapo Kahkonen
James Reimer

Expected Scratches: Radim Simek, Lane Pederson, Jonah Gadjovich, Jeffrey Viel, Ryan Merkley

Injured Reserve: Adin Hill (lower body), Kevin Labanc (shoulder)

DALLAS STARS

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

Ryan Suter — Miro Heiskanen
Thomas Harley — John Klingberg
Andrej Sekera — Jani Hakanpaa

Scott Wedgewood
Jake Oettinger

Expected Scratches: Joel Kiviranta, Marian Studenic, Joel Hanley

Injured Reserve: Braden Holtby (lower body), Esa Lindell (upper 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 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 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 comments below!