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

It’s like deja vu all over again as the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings, for the second game in the home-and-home series, making us feel nostalgic for the 2021 season. If you’re getting sick of these guys, have no fear: next Thursday’s game will be the last time these two clubs meet this season.

Check out the questions and concerns ahead of tonight in our game preview.

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



Alexander Barabanov — Tomas Hertl — Rudolfs Balcers
Jonathan Dahlen — Logan Couture — Timo Meier
Andrew Cogliano — Nick Bonino — Matt Nieto
Jonah Gadjovich — Scott Reedy — Jeffrey Viel

Jacob Middleton — Brent Burns
Erik Karlsson — Jaycob Megna
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Nicolas Meloche

Adin Hill
Zach Sawchenko

Expected Scratches: Ryan Merkley, Noah Gregor

Injured Reserve: Radim Simek (undisclosed), Mario Ferraro (lower body), James Reimer (lower body), Kevin Labanc (upper body)


Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Arthur Kaliyev
Trevor Moore — Phillip Danault — Adrian Kempe
Lias Andersson — Quinton Byfield — Dustin Brown
Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Blake Lizotte — Carl Grundstrom

Olli Maatta — Matt Roy
Tobias Bjornfot — Sean Durzi
Jacob Moverare — Jordan Spence

Cal Petersen
Jonathan Quick

Expected Scratches: Rasmus Kupari, Christian Wolanin

Injured Reserve: Drew Doughty (undisclosed), Mikey Anderson (upper body), Brendan Lemieux (lower body), Viktor Arvidsson (lower body), Alexander Edler (ankle), Andreas Athanasiou (undisclosed)

How to Watch

Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and BSW. 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 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose, California.

We won’t be liveblogging this game, but check back at puck drop to follow along with all of the play-by-play action and reactions in the comment section below!