SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks are looking to stay hot at home as they host the Western Conference-leading Nashville Predators on Tuesday evening.
Team Teal, coming off a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday, rallied to beat the Preds in Nashville on October 23, scoring three unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 5-4 victory. Brent Burns led the charge with three points (1 goal, 2 assists) including the game-winning power play goal.
The Predators visit San Jose on the tail end of a back-to-back, having dropped a Monday night decision 2-1 to the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout. It was Nashville’s first road loss of the season, which also snapped a five-game winning streak. They will also face San Jose without injured forward Viktor Arvidsson, who notched two of the Predators four goals when these two teams previously met up.
San Jose is 35-28-2-6 in 71 franchise games against Nashville.
Sharks projected lines and pairs:
Evander Kane – Joe Pavelski – Joonas Donskoi
Tomas Hertl – Logan Couture – Timo Meier
Marcus Sorensen – Joe Thornton – Kevin Labanc
Barclay Goodrow – Rourke Chartier – Melker Karlsson
Joakim Ryan – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – Erik Karlsson
Martin Jones – projected starter
Predators projected lines and pairs:
Filip Forsberg – Ryan Johansen – Colton Sissons
Kevin Fiala – Kyle Turris – Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki – Nick Bonino – Ryan Hartman
Anthony Bitetto – Frederick Gaudreau – Zac Rinaldo
Roman Josi – Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm – P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin – Yannick Weber
Juuse Saros – projected starter