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Preview: Ducks at Sharks

Goalie Jonathan Bernier may start for Anaheim; San Jose juggles all four lines

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

DUCKS (2-3-1) at SHARKS (3-3-0)

10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV

 
Ducks team scope

After winning two straight games, the Anaheim Ducks will play the front end of a back-to-back against San Jose Sharks on Tuesday before returning home to face the Nashville Predators on Wednesday. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle did not reveal which goaltender would face San Jose, but backup Jonathan Bernier could make his second start of the season in place of No. 1 goalie John Gibson. Bernier did not go on the ice for the Ducks optional skate, and Carlyle said he's healthy. "He's OK," Carlyle said. "We don't have any other issues as far as injuries. We're all good to go. All the other decisions are coach's decisions." Defenseman Korbinian Holzer and fourth-line forward Emerson Etem stayed on the ice late and likely will be scratched for the second straight game, with fourth-line forward Joseph Cramarossa and third-pair defenseman Shea Theodore remaining in the lineup. Carlyle said winning a third straight game won't be easy. "We know going into the San Jose building, there's going to be a rush they're going to come with and they're going to pressure," Carlyle said. "I'm sure they're not feeling great about themselves. ... They lost their last two. I'm sure they're looking to take some revenge out on somebody. We happen to be the next opponent."

 
Sharks team scope

San Jose coach Peter DeBoer has shuffled all four of his forward lines in hopes of getting a spark after losing back-to-back games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings and going scoreless in four straight periods. The two biggest changes involve Mikkel Boedker and Tomas Hertl. Boedker will move from the second line to the top line at left wing with center Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. Hertl will center the third line between Patrick Marleau and Melker Karlsson. "You hope there's instant chemistry," DeBoer said. "A coach doesn't want to make line changes. I'd love to have the same lines all year. When we get good combinations we tend to stick with them and give them the benefit of the doubt. We're six games in here, and we need to get a four-line game going again. That's our strength, and we haven't had that in my mind enough recently so we're going to keep juggling things until we get that." Right wing Joel Ward will move from the third line to the second and be reunited with center Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi, his regular linemates last season down the stretch and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 
Ducks projected lineup

Nick Ritchie -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg

Ryan Garbutt -- Antoine Vermette -- Chris Wagner

Joseph Cramarossa -- Michael Sgarbossa -- Jared Boll

Cam Fowler -- Josh Manson

Clayton Stoner -- Sami Vatanen

Shea Theodore -- Kevin Bieksa

Jonathan Bernier

John Gibson

Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Emerson Etem

Injured: Simon Despres (concussion symptoms), Nate Thompson (achilles)

 
Sharks projected lineup

Mikkel Boedker -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski

Joonas Donskoi -- Logan Couture -- Joel Ward

Patrick Marleau -- Tomas Hertl -- Melker Karlsson

Micheal Haley -- Chris Tierney -- Tommy Wingels

Paul Martin -- Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon -- David Schlemko

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Injured: None

Scratched: Dylan DeMelo, Matt Nieto

 
Status report

Haley came off the ice early Tuesday morning and is expected to be in the San Jose lineup for the second time this season, replacing Nieto on the fourth line. Haley isn't as fast as Nieto but gives the Sharks more muscle against the physical Ducks. ... Cramarosa made his season debut on Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks, one day after being recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League. He had two shots in 8:20 of ice time.

 
Who's hot

Getzlaf had three assists against Vancouver, giving him seven for the season to go with one goal. ... Fowler has three goals and two assists. ... Burns leads the Sharks in goals (three), assists (six) and points (nine). ... Pavelski has two goals and five assists.

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