San Jose Sharks return home from a two game road trip to host the Dallas Stars

Mar 2, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA;  San Jose Sharks goaltender Magnus Chrona (30) makes a save against
Mar 2, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; San Jose Sharks goaltender Magnus Chrona (30) makes a save against / Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

After playing less than a week ago in Texas, taking on the Dallas Stars, the two teams will run it back at the Shark tank as the San Jose Sharks host the Dallas Stars. Last time, these two teams went the distance as they needed a long shootout for the Dallas Stars to take the extra point. A difficult loss late in Minnesota allowed the Wild to take the win in regulation and continued the Sharks recent poor run of results. A chance to attone is at hand for the team in teal tonight.

For the Sharks, this is the penultimate game before the trade deadline on Friday. It's a good chance for the players that the Sharks know have interest from around the league to showcase themselves and prove that they are going to be better on a team that wants to contend for the cup. Playoff performances are all about showing up when it matters most, and now would be a good chance for them to show they are capable for playoff rosters.

Projected Lineups

Dallas Stars

Jason Robertson - Roope Hintz - Joe Pavelski
Mason Marchment - Matt Duchene - Ty Dellandrea
Jamie Benn - Wyatt Johnston - Logan Stankoven
Sam Steel - Radek Faksa - Craig Smith
Thomas Harley - Miro Heiskanen
Esa Lindell - Jani Hakanpaa
Ryan Suter - Nils Lundkvist
Scott Wedgewood
Jake Oettinger

San Jose Sharks

Anthony Duclair - Mikael Granlund - Fabian Zetterlund
Filip Zadina - Luke Kunin - Kevin Labanc
Justin Bailey - Nico Sturm - Mike Hoffman
Givani Smith - Ryan Carpenter
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Mario Ferraro
Henry Thrun - Jan Rutta
Nikita Okhotiuk - Kyle Burroughs
Calen Addison
Kaapo Kahkonen
Magnus Chrona

Puck Drop

This is a 7:30 puck drop from the Shark Tank. San Jose's scoring woes will need to stop if the organization is going to see its deadline value increase. Dallas are a very strong hockey club and it could be a long night if the Sharks are not playing well. Hopefully, we will start to get news of trades and deals instead of having to focus on the game in a while.