Tonight at 9:30 PM, the Minnesota Wild will be facing off against the Sharks in San Jose. It will be the Wild's second game in a row on the West Coast. They won their previous game 4-2 in Anaheim.
It certainly seems like coach Boudreau believes in stability when it comes to his lineup. Why change a thing when you're winning hockey games, right?
There was only one bery minor change made to the Wild's lineup ahead of tonight's game. The 3rd offensive line composed of Ryan Donato, Luke Kunin and Ryan Hartman becomes the 4th line, while the 4th line composed of Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Jordan Greenway becomes the 3rd line this evening.
It's looking like Minnesota's line combinations will be looking almost identical to the ones that faced the Ducks on Tuesday.
Alex Stalock started ahead of Devan Dubnyk in Anaheim earlier this week and earned the victory. As such, he will get another chance in front of the net for the upcoming matchup against the Sharks.
Here is the Wild's projected lineup for tonight's game in San Jose according to NHL.com correspondent Ross McKeon:
Jason Zucker - Eric Staal - Mats Zuccarello
Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Kevin Fiala
Marcus Foligno - Joel Eriksson Ek - Jordan Greenway
Ryan Donato - Luke Kunin - Ryan Hartman
Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin - Matt Dumba
Carson Soucy - Brad Hunt
Centerman Victor Rask and d-man Nick Seeler are set to be healthy scratches this evening. Greg Pateryn and Mason Shaw are out with injuries.
Look for the Sharks to come out hungry tonight as they look to put an end to a terrible stretch of form.
It should be a great hockey game.