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 HertlJoe ThorntonJoe Pavelski
Matt NietoLogan CoutureJoonas Donskoi
Nick SpalingPatrick MarleauJoel Ward
Micheal HaleyChris TierneyDainius Zubrus

Marc-Edouard VlasicJustin Braun
Paul MartinBrent Burns
Brenden DillonRoman Polak

James Reimer
Martin Jones

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

Jacob Markstrom
Ryan Miller