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

All of the information for Game no. 71.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Ryan Merkley (6) and Vancouver Canucks left wing Nils Hoglander (21) battle for the puck during the NHL game between the San Jose Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks on February 17, 2022 at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks have hit the road for the final significant road trip of the season, closing out the season series against the Vancouver Canucks. San Jose has pulled out one point in two games against Vancouver so far, so it’s the last chance to prevent a season sweep.

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

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

Jaycob Megna — Brent Burns
Mario Ferraro — Erik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Ryan Merkley
Radim Simek

Kaapo Kahkonen
James Reimer

Expected Scratched: Jeffrey Viel, Nicolas Meloche

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

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

Elias Pettersson — J.T. Miller — Conor Garland
Vasily Podkolzin — Bo Horvat — Alex Chiasson
Jason Dickinson — Juho Lammikko — William Lockwood
Nic Petan — Brad Richardson — Brad Hunt

Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Tyler Myers
Quinn Hughes — Luke Schenn
Travis Dermott — Kyle Burroughs

Thatcher Demko
Jaroslav Halak

Expected Scratched: Sheldon Dries

Injured Reserve: Tanner Pearson (undisclosed), Brock Boeser (upper body), Tucker Poolman (upper body), Matthew Highmore (upper body), Nils Hoglander (lower body)

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA, SN1, CITY and SNP. 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 Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.

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!