GAMEDAY THREAD — Game 6: San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights
Come chat with us as the Knights host the Sharks for Game 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights have another chance to close out this best-of-seven first-round series against San Jose tonight as they host the Sharks for Game 6. This is the first time in franchise history that the Knights have a chance to close out a series on home ice.
Vegas was unable to take care of business on the road in Game 5 as the Sharks pulled off a 5-2 win at SAP Center to stay alive.
Following the win, second-line center Tomas Hertl guaranteed a Game 7 because the Sharks are a “better team” than the Knights.
HERTL IS CALLING A GAME 7!!! pic.twitter.com/Hbr80Aj5E0— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) April 19, 2019
However, Vegas will have something to say about that tonight. Even though it’s not truly a do-or-die situation for the Knights, tonight is essentially a must-win game for Vegas to avoid going back to San Jose for a winner-takes-all Game 7 showdown.
Here are the projected lineups for both clubs:
Marchessault — Karlsson — Smith
Pacioretty — Stastny — Stone
Nosek — Eakin — Tuch
Carrier — Bellemare — Reaves
Schmidt — Engelland
McNabb — Theodore
Merrill — Miller
Meier (#28) — Couture (#39) — Pavelski (#8)
Kane (#9) — Hertl (#48) — Nyquist (#14)
Sorensen (#20) — Thornton (#19) — Labanc (#62)
Donskoi (#27) — Goodrow (#23) — M. Karlsson (#68)
Vlasic (#44) — Burns (#88)
Dillon (#4) — E. Karlsson (#65)
Ryan (#47) — Braun (#61)
ICYMI, here is the preview for tonight’s game, courtesy of Ellis Frederick.