Game Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 4pm


San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks:

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The San Jose Sharks will face the Chicago Blackhawks this afternoon in the Windy City. The second game of a seven game road trip, the Sharks are coming off of a come from behind win in Dallas.

The Sharks have had some rough incidents the last few games, however the Blackhawks have lost the last three straight games at home. Hopefully the Sharks can capitalize on this and take another road win.

Projected Lineups (according to the Sharks website):


Joe Pavelski – Joe Thornton – Matthew Nieto

Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Tommy Wingels

Tomas Hertl – James Sheppard – Tyler Kennedy

Andrew Desjardins – Adam Burish – Tye McGinn

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun

Mirco Mueller – Brent Burns

Matt Irwin – Jason Demers

Antti Niemi

Alex Stalock

Scratched: Barclay Goodrow, Scott Hannan, John Scott

Injured: Mike Brown (hand), Raffi Torres (knee)


Kris Versteeg – Jonathan Toews – Patrick Kane

Bryan Bickell – Andrew Shaw – Brandon Saad

Ben Smith – Marcus Kruger – Marian Hossa

Peter Regin – Brad Richards – Jeremy Morin

Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook

Johnny Oduya – Niklas Hjalmarsson

Trevor van Riemsdyk – David Rundblad

Corey Crawford

Antti Raanta

Scratched: Michal Rozsival

Injured: Patrick Sharp (knee), Daniel Carcillo (knee)

Who To Watch:

Brent Burns has been on a hot streak lately with two goals in the third period last game against Dallas. He’s currently averaging a point a game with six goals and nine assists so far this season.

Tomas Hertl has one goal and three assists in the last three games. This coming after an eight game stretch with only one assist. It looks like Hertl has discovered his game again and there’s no doubt that he will be a force to reckon with during this campaign.

When/Where to Watch:

Tune in at 4pm on Comcast SportsNet California