Scouting the Sharks - LA Kings Insider

It’s Kings vs. Sharks again, just five days after the Kings’ 5-0 victory in San Jose. Since then, the Sharks have lost to Minnesota, 5-3 on Wednesday, and beat Chicago 5-3 on Thursday, so the Kings aren’t the only team that has been inconsistent. The only real change for the Sharks is the loss of Joe Pavelski, who has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury. For the latest on the Sharks, check out this look at how players planned to spend New Year’s Eve, plus team coverage from the Mercury News’ blog. Here’s how the Kings and Sharks are expected to line up tonight — although the Sharks were all over the place with their lines in their last game — followed by the Sharks’ roster…

SHARKS LINEUP
Jamie McGinn-Joe Thornton-Dany Heatley
Ryan Clowe-Logan Couture-Benn Ferriero
Patrick Marleau-Brandon Mashinter-Devin Setoguchi
Tommy Wingels-Scott Nichol-Jamal Mayers

Douglas Murray-Dan Boyle
Marc-Edouard Vlasic-Kent Huskins
Niclas Wallin-Jason Demers

Antti Niemi

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KINGS LINEUP
Sturm-Kopitar-Brown
Smyth-Stoll-Williams
Clifford-Handzus-Simmonds
Richardson-Lewis-Westgarth

Johnson-Doughty
Scuderi-Greene
Martinez-Drewiske

Quick

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SHARKS ROSTER
3 — Douglas Murray — D
7 — Niclas Wallin — D
8 — Joe Pavelski — C
10 — Jamal Mayers — RW
12 — Patrick Marleau — LW
15 — Dany Heatley — RW
16 — Devin Setoguchi — RW
17 — Torrey Mitchell — C
19 — Joe Thornton — C
21 — Scott Nichol — C
22 — Dan Boyle — D
29 — Ryane Clowe — LW
39 — Logan Couture — C
40 — Kent Huskins — D
44 — Marc-Edouard Vlasic — D
57 — Tommy Wingels — C
60 — Jason Demers — D
64 — Jamie McGinn — LW
65 — Derek Joslin — D
72 — Brandon Mashinter — C
78 — Benn Ferriero — C

INJURED RESERVE LIST
43 — John McCarthy — LW