Blues at Sharks: Lines, how to watch & open thread
All of the information for game no. 77.
The streak has been snapped and the San Jose Sharks are back in the win column with just six games remaining on the season. Because there was, in fact, a point this season where the team was in a position to make playoffs (Remember that? It feels like a fever dream.), they aren’t exactly in the thick of the race to the bottom, and with the new lottery system, the most likely of best-case-scenarios is picking in the backend of the top-10.
Half of the remaining games are against playoff-bound teams, including tonight, when the team will host the St. Louis Blues, so don’t hold your breath hoping the Sharks will go streaking in the other direction to close out the season.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Timo Meier — Tomas Hertl — Jonathan Dahlen
Nick Bonino — Logan Couture — Matt Nieto
Rudolfs Balcers — Thomas Bordeleau — Noah Gregor
Scott Reedy — Sasha Chmelevski — Jeffrey Viel
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Jaycob Megna — Nicolas Meloche
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Ryan Merkley
Expected Scratches: Santeri Hatakka, Jasper Weatherby
Injured Reserve: Adin Hill (lower body), Kevin Labanc (shoulder), John Leonard (lower body), Erik Karlsson (lower body), Alexander Barabanov (upper body), Radim Simek (upper body), Jonah Gadjovich (upper body)
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Brandon Saad — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron
Pavel Buchnevich — Robert Thomas — Vladimir Tarasenko
Ivan Barbashev — Brayden Schenn — Jordan Kyrou
Dakota Joshua — Logan Brown — Nathan Walker
Marco Scandella — Colton Parayko
Nick Leddy — Justin Faulk
Torey Krug — Robert Bortuzzo
Expected Scratches: Niko Mikkola, Calle Rosen
Injured Reserve: Tyler Bozak (lower body), Mackenzie MacEachern (upper body), Alexei Toropchenko (lower body)
How to Watch
Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBCSCA and BSMW. 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 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose, California.
We won’t be liveblogging this one, but check back at puck drop to follow along with all of the play-by-play action in the comments below!