Sharks vs. Golden Knights watch guide: Projected lines and defensive pairs

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It's the rematch of last season's Stanley Cup Playoffs second round series as the San Jose Sharks travel to Sin City to face the Vegas Golden Knights for the first time this season.

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. 

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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:

Evander KaneJoe Pavelski – Joonas Donskoi
Tomas Hertl – Logan Couture – Timo Meier
Marcus Sorensen – Joe Thornton – Kevin Labanc
Barclay Goodrow – Antti Suomela – Melker Karlsson


Joakim Ryan – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – Erik Karlsson

Aaron Dell – confirmed starter
Martin Jones

Golden Knights projected lines and pairs:

Jonathan MarchessaultWilliam Karlsson – Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty – Cody Eakin – Alex Tuch
Tomas Nosek – Ryan Carpenter – Daniel Carr
Will Carrier – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – Ryan Reaves


Nate Schmidt – Brayden McNabb
Colin Miller – Nick Holden
Shea Theodore – Deryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury – projected starter
Malcom Subban

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