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Sharks Look to Continue Strong Play Against Lightning

San Jose Sharks vs Tampa Bay Lightning

After beating the Los Angeles Kings last night, the Sharks are looking to string together a three-game win streak when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning at the SAP Center tonight.

San Jose looks like it will be keeping the same lineup as they had last night because if it ain’t broke, why fix it. That could change though if Logan Couture comes back tonight, but nothing has been confirmed because the team didn’t hold a morning skate today.

Aaron Dell has been confirmed as the starter and Tampa Bay is countering with Andrei Vasilevskiy. It’s a battle of the backups! (Until Andrei becomes the Bolts starter, but that’s none of my business)

Tonight’s match is the start of a brief two-game home-stand for team teal, while the Bolts are finishing up their trip through the California Gauntlet, before visiting Arizona.

Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. PT and can be watched on CSN-CA. Be sure to watch Pucknology After Dark as soon as the game ends to listen and chat about how things went tonight.

San Jose Sharks Tampa Bay Lightning Advantage
27-16-2 (56 points) Record 21-20-5 (47 points) Sharks
3rd in Pacific Div. Standing 6th in Atlantic Sharks
5-4-1 Last 10 Games 3-5-2 Sharks
16.5% Power Play 22.9% Lightning
82.6% Penalty Kill 80.3% Sharks
118 Goals For 124 Lightning
104 Goals Against 133 Sharks
+16 Goal Differential -9 Sharks

Projected Lines

San Jose Sharks

Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Kevin Labanc – Patrick Marleau – Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward
Micheal Haley – Ryan Carpenter – Tommy Wingels

Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko

Aaron Dell (confirmed)

Martin Jones

Tampa Bay Lightning

Ondrej Palat – Vlad Namestnikov – Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn – Tyler Johnson – Joel Vermin
Brian Boyle – Valtteri Filppula – Jonathan Drouin
Michael Bournival – Cedric Paquette – Gabriel Dumont

Nikita Nesterov – Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison – Andrej Sustr
Braydon Coburn – Luke Witkowski

Andrei Vasilevskiy (confirmed)
Ben Bishop

About Aidan Carlsen

Mizzou student majoring in journalism. Writer for San Jose Sharks website 'Pucknology', Sharks fan since 2011. I want to meet Martin Jones. Sorry if my bad humor infects my articles. Twitter: @aidanpucknology.

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