Sharks vs. Canucks Lines: Battle of the backups
James Reimer and Jacob Markstrom will be your goaltending matchup tonight.
The Sharks and Canucks are both running out their backup goalies in their third matchup of the week. After Martin Jones won both matchups with Ryan Miller, James Reimer will get a chance against Jacob Markstrom in his Sharks debut. Markstrom has only faced the Sharks once in his career and he lasted less than eight minutes, allowing three goals on four shots before getting pulled in a 6–2 Sharks win.
In front of Reimer, Micheal Haley will be back in the lineup with Tommy Wingels and Melker Karlsson both unavailable. Haley fought Derek Dorsett on Thursday night after Dorsett slashed Joe Thornton, so it wouldn't be surprising if his presence on the ice led to more shenanigans.
Projected Sharks Lines
Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Matt Nieto – Logan Couture – Joonas Donskoi
Nick Spaling – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Micheal Haley – Chris Tierney – Dainius Zubrus
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon – Roman Polak
Projected Canucks Lines
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen
Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Jake Virtanen
Emerson Etem - Markus Granlund - Linden Vey
Alex Burrows - Jared McCann - Derek Dorsett
Ben Hutton - Chris Tanev
Luca Sbisa - Alex Biega
Dan Hamhuis - Matt Bartkowski