The big names came to play in Monday’s 6-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes, with goals from Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Erik Karlsson and Evander Kane among those that sent the San Jose Sharks home with a win. Newcomer Alexander Barabanov also earned his first goal in teal halfway through the third period.
The performance earned him a promotion, as the forward lines continue to see a shake up, with Ryan Donato and Dylan Gambrell out with injuries. A new-look top line will feature Barabanov, Tomas Hertl and Kane. Brinson Pasichnuk will make his NHL debut on the blue line and Josef Korenar will make his second consecutive start in net.
The Coyotes will be sticking with Monday night’s lineup.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Alexander Barabanov — Tomas Hertl — Evander Kane
Rudolfs Balcers — Logan Couture — John Leonard
Kevin Labanc — Alexander True — Noah Gregor
Timo Meier — Patrick Marleau — Joachim Blichfeld
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Brinson Pasichnuk — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Expected Scratches: Kurtis Gabriel, Christian Jaros, Greg Pateryn, Marcus Sorensen, Jeffrey Viel
Injured Reserve: Ryan Donato (lower body), Dylan Gambrell (foot), Matt Nieto (lower body), Radim Simek (upper body)
Michael Bunting — Nick Schmaltz — Clayton Keller
Lawson Crouse — Christian Dvorak — Phil Kessel
Dryden Hunt — Johan Larsson — Christian Fischer
Derick Brassard — Lane Pederson — John Hayden
Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Ilya Lyubushkin
Jakob Chychrun — Alex Goligoski
Niklas Hjalmarsson — Jason Demers
Expected Scratches: Jordan Oesterle
Injured Reserve: Conor Garland (lower body), Jordan Gross (lower body), Tyler Pitlick (lower body), Antti Raanta (lower body)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on NBC Sports California and Bally Sports Arizona+, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv (blackout restrictions apply) or ESPN+.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!