The San Jose Sharks handily took care of the Los Angeles Kings last night, inching them closer to the possibility of a playoff spot. Taking advantage of this stretch of games could change the fate of the season, but that’s easier said than done.
The Kings added Matt Roy to the COVID-19 protocol list this morning, and defender Sean Durzi may make his NHL debut in Roy’s stead. After allowing three goals last night, they’ll swap out Calvin Peterson with Jonathan Quick in net.
Martin Jones will start for the Sharks in the second half of the back-to-back,
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Trevor Moore — Gabriel Vilardi — Jeff Carter
Andreas Athanasiou — Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Adrian Kempe
Lias Andersson — Blake Lizotte — Austin Wagner
Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Sean Walker — Sean Durzi
Kale Clague — Austin Strand
Expected Scratches: Kurtis MacDermid, Carl Grundstrom
Injured Reserve: Tobias Bjornfot (upper body), Olli Maatta (upper body), Martin Frk (lower body)
COVID-19 Protocol: Matt Roy
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Rudolfs Balcers — Tomas Hertl — Timo Meier
Ryan Donato — Dylan Gambrell — John Leonard
Jeffrey Viel — Patrick Marleau — Marcus Sorensen
Mario Ferraro — Brent Burns
Nikolai Knyzhov — Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek — Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Expected Scratches: Antti Suomela, Kurtis Gabriel, Christian Jaros
Injured Reserve: Matt Nieto (lower body)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast nationally on NHL Network and regionally on Bally Sports West and NBC Sports California, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv (blackout restrictions apply).
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!