San Jose Sharks take on the Philadelphia Flyers to begin a long east coast road trip

Nov 7, 2023; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks center William Eklund (72) battles for
Nov 7, 2023; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks center William Eklund (72) battles for / Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks are on the east coast. That's the bad news, but after a win against the Ottawa Senators to see them off to the eastern seaboard, there's a feel-good factor around the organization right now. Tonight, the Philadelphia Flyers will provide the opposition as the San Jose Sharks look to beat the Flyers for the second time this year. Can the Sharks continue their success post deadline as they visit the Wells Fargo Center?

After a two-goal game that helped the Sharks overcome the Ottawa Senators, Thomas Bordeleau is going to need to continue to shine if the Sharks are going to win this one. He's been very good since being called up from the Barracuda, looking like a different player. With him going to be part of the next wave of Sharks hockey, his development is among the utmost of priorites for the team in teal, bringing along the talent of this youngster.

When these two teams met earlier in the season, the Flyers were the first victims of the season for the Sharks. They were the team that ended the disastrous start to the season when they visited the SAP Center. We'll see if the Sharks are able to do it again when they play against John Tortorella's team in the City of Brotherly Love. It's going to be a difficult game, but the Sharks have topped this squad once.

Projected Lineups

San Jose Sharks

Alexander Barabanov - Mikael Granlund - Fabian Zetterlund
Filip Zadina - William Eklund - Luke Kunin
Thomas Bordeleau - Nico Sturm - Mike Hoffman
Klim Kostin - Ryan Carpenter - Justin Bailey
Mario Ferraro - Kyle Burroughs
Henry Thrun - Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Jacob MacDonald - Calen Addison
Magnus Chrona
Devin Cooley

Philadelphia Flyers

Tyson Foerster - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny
Joel Farabee - Morgan Frost - Owen Tippett
Noah Cates - Ryan Poehling - Garnet Hathaway
Denis Gurianov - Scott Laughton - Bobby Brink
Cam York - Travis Sanheim
Marc Staal - Ronnie Attard
Adam Ginning - Erik Johnson
Samuel Errson
Felix Sandstrom

Puck Drop

A 4 p.m. puck drop from Pennsylvania will see the Sharks return to the ice for the second time since the trade deadline. A loss tonight could see the Sharks drop to dead last in the NHL if the Chicago Blackhawks overcome the Anaheim Ducks in the Windy City tonight. It could put the Sharks in pole position for the first overall pick at the end of the season. If that is the case, the team in teal could grab the elite talent in the upcoming draft.