The Sharks are coming off a dominant Friday night win over the Vancouver Canucks, in which San Jose scored three power-play goals and goaltender Aaron Dell posted a shutout as the home team registered a 4-0 victory. The Sharks ended their six-game homestand with a 4-1-1 record.
Vegas, who is also playing the second night of a back-to-back, is trying to turn their season around. After a injury-laden start, last year's Western Conference champion has gone 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests, but is coming off two-straight victories. This is the first of four meetings between the Sharks and Golden Knights, after San Jose went 1-2-1 against Vegas in regular season play last year.
Sharks projected lines and pairs:
Joakim Ryan – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – Erik Karlsson
Aaron Dell – confirmed starter
Golden Knights projected lines and pairs:
Nate Schmidt – Brayden McNabb
Colin Miller – Nick Holden
Shea Theodore – Deryk Engelland
Marc-Andre Fleury – projected starter