Sharks at Ducks, Feb. 5: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Let’s try this again, eh? This time for real, it’s #SashaSZN, as Alexander Chmelevski will make his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks, who are facing off against his hometown Anaheim Ducks. The 21-year-old forward was a sixth-round pick by the Sharks in the 2017 NHL Draft.

The Sharks will see other changes to their forward lines tonight. Patrick Marleau has largely been sheltered in the bottom-six so far, but he’s bumped up to the Tomas Hertl-led second line. Rudolfs Balcers, Maxim Letunov and Fredrik Claesson, who were all called up from the Barracuda yesterday will be healthy scratches.

The Ducks, meanwhile, will be scratching Troy Terry in favor of David Backes. The team has struggled to score this season, relying heavily on the play of goaltender John Gibson.

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



Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Patrick Marleau — Tomas Hertl — Ryan Donato
Noah Gregor — Dylan Gambrell — Timo Meier
Marcus Sorensen — Alexander Chmelevski — Matt Nieto

Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Brent Burns
Mario Ferraro — Erik Karlsson
Nikolai Knyzhov — Radim Simek

Martin Jones
Devan Dubnyk

Expected Scratches: Stefan Noesen, Rudolfs Balcers, Maxim Letunov, Fredrik Claesson

Injured Reserve: None


Max Jones — Ryan Getzlaf — Rickard Rakell
Danton Heinen — Adam Henrique — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois — Sam Steel — David Backes
Nicolas Deslauriers — Derek Grant — Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm — Kevin Shattenkirk
Cam Fowler — Jani Hakanpaa
Jacob Larsson — Ben Hutton

John Gibson
Ryan Miller

Expected Scratches: Vinni Lettieri, Isac Lundestrom, Troy Terry

Injured Reserve: Josh Manson (oblique), Sonny Milano (upper body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports San Diego, PRIME and NBC Sports Bay Area, as well as available to stream through or ESPN+.

Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!