Sharks at Kraken: Lines, how to watch & open thread
The San Jose Sharks are taking a quick trip up to the Pacific Northwest tonight to take on the Seattle Kraken at the shiny new Climate Pledge Arena. I know every game is a “must-win,” but going up against the division’s basement, the points cannot be taken for granted. It’s time to start banking some wins.
Read about the questions and concerns ahead of today’s game in our game preview here.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Alexander Barabanov — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
Jonathan Dahlen — Logan Couture — Noah Gregor
Matt Nieto — Nick Bonino — Andrew Cogliano
Jeffrey Viel — Jasper Weatherby — Adam Raska
Brent Burns — Mario Ferraro
Ryan Merkley — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Erik Karlsson — Jaycob Megna
Expected Scratches: Lane Pederson, Nicolas Meloche, Joachim Blichfeld
Injured Reserve: Jacob Middleton (upper body), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body), Kevin Labanc (upper body)
COVID-19 Protocol: Rudolfs Balcers
Jabber Jaws: ‘Coaching decision,’ Boughner on Raska
Marcus Johansson — Jared McCann — Jordan Eberle
Yanni Gourde — Alex Wennberg — Calle Jarnkrok
Ryan Donato — Riley Sheahan — Mason Appleton
Alexander True — Karson Kuhlman — Joonas Donskoi
Mark Giordano — Will Borgen
Vince Dunn — Adam Larsson
Carson Soucy — Jeremy Lauzon
Expected Scratches: Haydn Fleury, Colin Blackwell
Injured Reserve: Jaden Schwartz (upper body), Morgan Geekie (upper body), Jamie Oleksiak (illness)
COVID-19 Protocol: Chris Driedger, Antoine Bibeau
How to Watch
Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and ROOT-NW. 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 Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington.
Check back at puck drop to follow along with all of the play-by-play action in the comments!