Sharks at Oilers: Lines, open thread and how to watch
Sharks and Oilers wrap up the regular season tonight.
The Sharks season ends in Edmonton tonight.
The Oilers are prepping for the playoffs, while the Sharks are preparing to head home to clean out their lockers. Still, this game is something that people around the league are watching. After all, it features three of the top 11 scorers this season.
Erik Karlsson has 100 points and is looking to add his season as the top scoring defenseman in more than three decades.
Leon Draisaitl has 125 points and amazingly does not lead the league. That's because his teammate Connor McDavid has 152 points and counting. The last time a player surpassed the 150 point mark was Mario Lemieux in 1995-96.
Tank for Bedard
The Sharks can't move up, but the team can definitely move down in the standings.
San Jose can move as far down as 31st in the standings, but first the team has to lose.
Then, Chicago and Columbus have to do their parts. Chicago needs to beat the Philadelphia Flyers today. Regulation or overtime, it doesn't matter as long as Chicago wins.
The Blue Jackets have two games remaining against the downtrodden Pittsburgh Penguins tonight and the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow. Columbus needs at least three points to surpass the Sharks in the standings.
San Jose Sharks
Goals Leader: Logan Couture (27 G, 40 A)
Assists Leader: Erik Karlsson (25 G, 75 A)
Power Play: 18.3%
Penalty Kill: 82.6%
Goals For/60: 2.85
Goals Against/60: 3.83
Tomas Hertl – Logan Couture – Jacob Peterson
Thomas Bordeleau – Steven Lorentz – Kevin Labanc
Evgeny Svechnikov – Nico Sturm – Fabian Zetterlund
Noah Gregor – Tristen Robins – Jacob MacDonald
Henry Thrun – Erik Karlsson
Mario Ferraro – Matt Benning
Radim Simek – Nikolai Knyshov
Expected Scratches: None
Injured Reserve: Andreas Johnsson (undisclosed), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body), Luke Kunin (knee), Markus Nutivaara (lower body), Alexander Barabanov (lower body), Oskar Lindblom (upper body), Jeffrey Viel (upper body), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (lower body)
Goals Leader: Connor McDavid (64 G, 88 A)
Assists Leader: Connor McDavid (64 G, 88 A)
Power Play: 32.4%
Penalty Kill: 77.0%
Goals For/60: 3.95
Goals Against/60: 3.14
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — Connor McDavid — Zach Hyman
Evander Kane — Leon Draisaitl — Kailer Yamamoto
Klim Koston — Nick Bjugstad — Mattias Janmark
Warren Foegele — Ryan McLeod — Derek Ryan
Darnell Nurse — Cody Ceci
Mattias Ekholm — Evan Bouchard
Brett Kulak — Vincent Desharnais
Expected Scratches: Devin Shore, Philip Broberg
Injured Reserve: Ryan Murray (back)
How to watch
Today’s game will be broadcast locally on NBCSCA. The radio call will be streamed through the Sharks Audio Network. Live streaming is available on ESPN+ (blackout restrictions may apply). Puck drop is 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
Oilers’ fans can watch on SN360, SNW and SN Now.
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