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

All of the information for Game no. 70.

San Jose Sharks Winger Noah Gregor (73) skates with the puck while Calgary Flames Center Mikael Backlund (11) backchecks during the third period of an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the San Jose Sharks on March 22, 2022, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Before hitting the road for a final significant road trip of the season, the Calgary Flames are visiting SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks. The Flames have already trekked through SoCal, beating both the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings earlier this week. The Sharks can spoil their sweep with a win tonight, but the Pacific Division’s top dogs won’t make it easy.

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

Lines

SAN JOSE SHARKS

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

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

James Reimer
Kaapo Kahkonen

Expected Scratches: Radim Simek, Lane Pederson, Ryan Merkley

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

CALGARY FLAMES

Johnny Gaudreau — Elias Lindholm — Matthew Tkachuk
Andrew Mangiapane — Mikael Backlund — Tyler Toffoli
Dillon Dube — Adam Ruzicka — Blake Coleman
Milan Lucic — Ryan Carpenter — Trevor Lewis

Noah Hanifin — Rasmus Andersson
Michael Stone — Christopher Tanev
Nikita Zadorov — Erik Gudbranson

Dan Vladar
Jacob Markstrom

Expected Scratches: Connor Mackey, Juuso Valimaki

Injured Reserve: Oliver Kylington (upper body), Brett Ritchie (lower body), Calle Jarnkrok (illness)

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and SNW. 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 comment section below!