Sharks vs. Oilers Game Three: Lines, gamethread and where to watch
Welcome to my nightmare.
The Sharks and Oilers square off at 7 p.m. PT at SAP Center for the first San Jose home game of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. San Jose and Edmonton split the first two games of the first round series and both teams enter game three looking to take the lead entering game four on Tuesday.
Where to watch / listen in San Jose
NBC Sports Bay Area / KFOX 98.5
Joe Thornton remains a gametime decision, but it sounds like he’ll draw into the lineup for the first time this season. If he does, expect Timo Meier to be the odd man out. That should be the only change to the lineup after the Sharks’ 2-0 loss on Friday.
If Thornton remains out of the lineup, here are the probably lines, courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz.
Projected Sharks Lines
Melker Karlsson – Logan Couture – Joe Pavelski
Jannik Hansen – Tomas Hertl – Mikkel Boedker
Joonas Donskoi – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Marcus Sorensen – Chris Tierney – Timo Meier
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko
Projected Oilers Lines
Patrick Maroon – Connor McDavid – Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle
Drake Caggiula – Mark Letestu – Zack Kassian
Benoit Pouliot – David Desharnais – Iiro Pakarinen
Oscar Klefbom – Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera – Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse – Matt Benning