The Ducks are coming off a dominant 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings, and David Backes’ game-winning goal likely earned him a spot in the lineup again tonight, even with the return of Derek Grant, whom Backes replaced due to injury.
It hasn’t been an easy start to the season for San Jose, who have yet to play a home game this season. They have just one regulation win, a 5-3 victory over the Wild. Where goaltending is Anaheim’s biggest strength, it’s easily the Sharks’ biggest weakness. Martin Jones will start tonight, while Devan Dubnyk will take over tomorrow night.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:
Max Jones — Ryan Getzlaf — Rickard Rakell
Danton Heinen — Adam Henrique — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois — Sam Steel — David Backes
Nicolas Deslauriers — Derek Grant — Carter Rowney
Hampus Lindholm — Kevin Shattenkirk
Cam Fowler — Jani Hakanpaa
Jacob Larsson — Ben Hutton
Expected Scratches: Vinni Lettieri, Isac Lundestrom, Troy Terry
Injured Reserve: Josh Manson (oblique), Sonny Milano (upper body)
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Evander Kane — Logan Couture — Kevin Labanc
Patrick Marleau — Tomas Hertl — Ryan Donato
Noah Gregor — Dylan Gambrell — Timo Meier
Marcus Sorensen — Alexander Chmelevski — Matt Nieto
Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Brent Burns
Mario Ferraro — Erik Karlsson
Nikolai Knyzhov — Radim Simek
Expected Scratches: Stefan Noesen, Rudolfs Balcers, Maxim Letunov, Fredrik Claesson
Injured Reserve: None
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports San Diego, PRIME and NBC Sports Bay Area, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv or ESPN+.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!