Final home game of the season sees the San Jose Sharks host the Minnesota Wild

Mar 28, 2024; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; San Jose Sharks center Luke Kunin (11) shoots as Minnesota
Mar 28, 2024; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; San Jose Sharks center Luke Kunin (11) shoots as Minnesota / Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Another win in the Emerald City has given the San Jose Sharks a reason to smile heading into the final few days of this awful season. Today, we get the bittersweet feeling of the final home game of the season for the team in teal. San Jose will be looking to continue its feel-good end to the season tonight when they play the final home game of the season as they host the Minnesota Wild at the Shark Tank.

After a sensational performance from Devin Cooley against the Seattle Kraken for his second NHL win, we'll likely see the reigns given back to Mackenzie Blackwood tonight. The sensational starting netminder has been the headline act of the Sharks this season. If Cooley does go again, it's a good story to end the season. There's a lot to enjoy regardless of which goaltender starts tonight. We'll see both again before the end of the season.

It's the final home game of the season, meaning that the Sharks will honor the fans in attendance. If you are going to this game tonight, enjoy the final days of the long season. It's not the players' fault it has gone this poorly. They have done everything they can to win games, but the roster needed to be constructed in a way where winning was possible. These young players will need the support of the fanbase.

Projected Lineups

Minnesota Wild

Kirill Kaprizov - Joel Eriksson Ek - Matt Boldy
Marcus Johansson - Marco Rossi - Ryan Hartman
Liam Ohgren - Marat Khusnutdinov - Vinni Letteri
Mason Shaw - Jake Lucchini - Adam Beckman
Jacob Middleton - Brock Faber
Jonas Brodin - Zach Bogosian
Jon Merrill - Declan Chisholm
Jesper Wallstedt
Filip Gustafsson

San Jose Sharks

William Eklund - Mikael Granlund - Fabian Zetterlund
Klim Kostin - Luke Kunin - Collin Graf
Thomas Bordeleau - Jack Studnicka - Justin Bailey
Jacob MacDonald - Nico Sturm - Ryan Carpenter
Mario Ferraro - Jan Rutta
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Calen Addison
Henry Thrun - Kyle Burroughs
Mackenzie Blackwood
Devin Cooley

Puck Drop

Tonight's game from the SAP Center will be the final goodbye for the 2023-24 Sharks. This is the last time we will see them play in the regular season with this roster iteration. A lot of this group will move on to greener pastures in the summer via free agency or trade. Supporting this group one last time after they have had to suffer through this season like every Sharks fan has is something they deserve.