Sharks at Predators: Lines, how to watch & open thread
All of the information for Game no. 72.
The road trip continues while the San Jose Sharks are on a six-game losing streak heading into tonight. Season spoiling, uh, season hasn’t exactly spoiled anyone else’s season the way San Jose probably hoped they could. The Nashville Predators are arguably in a worse position, however. Sitting in the top Wild Card spot, it’s still possible the team misses playoffs by the skin of their teeth — and with how they’ve been playing against top competition lately, a playoff run seems unlikely to go very far.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Timo Meier — Logan Couture — Sasha Chmelevski
Alexander Barabanov — Tomas Hertl — Noah Gregor
Rudolfs Balcers — Nick Bonino — Matt Nieto
Jonathan Dahlen — Scott Reedy — Jeffrey Viel
Jaycob Megna — Brent Burns
Mario Ferraro — Erik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Nicolas Meloche
Expected Scratches: Ryan Merkley, Radim Simek
Injured Reserve: Kevin Labanc (shoulder), Adin Hill (lower body), John Leonard (lower body), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body)
Filip Forsberg — Ryan Johansen — Philip Tomasino
Eeli Tolvanen — Mikael Granlund — Matt Duchene
Yakov Trenin — Colton Sissons — Tanner Jeannot
Nick Cousins — Luke Kunin — Matt Luff
Roman Josi — Dante Fabbro
Mattias Ekholm — Alexandre Carrier
Mark Borowiecki — Jeremy Lauzon
Expected Scratches: Ben Harpur, Jeremy Davies, Matt Benning
Injured Reserve: Michael McCarron (upper body)
How to Watch
Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and BSSO. 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 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
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!