BLUE JACKETS (2-2-1) at SHARKS (4-3-0)
10:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, FS-O, NHL.TV
Blue Jackets team scope
The Columbus Blue Jackets have gone 2-0-1 in their past three games, but coach John Tortorella said he will shuffle his bottom three lines in hopes of generating more offense. Left wing Boone Jenner will move from the fourth line to the second. Left wing Matt Calvert will drop from the second to the third line, bumping Scott Hartnell to the fourth. Jenner scored a career-high 30 goals last season but has yet to score a goal this season. "I don't think we've developed enough offense," Tortorella said after the Blue Jackets' morning skate at SAP Center. "Not just [Jenner], but our lines. ... I've got to be concerned about lack of offensive opportunities. So we moved a few people around and see where we go." Jenner said the move could help him. "Obviously [I] set a standard for myself," he said. "I just went to keep getting better every year. I think that will come with the way I'm playing. If I'm playing the right way and doing the right things, there's no doubt that stuff's going to come." Columbus lost its first two games of the season including a 3-2 loss to San Jose on Oct. 15 at Nationwide Arena. Since then, they have two regulation wins and a 3-2 overtime loss Tuesday to the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.
Sharks team scope
After shuffling all four forward lines, San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer liked the way they played Tuesday in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks, and will stick with them against the Blue Jackets. Left wing Mikkel Boedker will skate on the top line with center Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl will center the third line between Patrick Marleau and Melker Karlsson. Right wing Joel Ward will remain on the second line with center Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi. "I liked all our lines," DeBoer said. "I liked the ability to roll four lines, the feeling we got. I think they all carried momentum when they got out there and had positive impacts on the game. So that's what we're looking for and that's why no lineup changes." The new-look fourth line of center Chris Tierney, Tommy Wingels and Micheal Haley combined for six shots-on-goal against Anaheim. "I think everyone showed up and played hard," Pavelski said. "Whether it changes a little chemistry on lines or not, it wakes everybody up. Everybody understands they need to be a little better. You show up and compete, it takes care of a lot of other things."
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Brandon Saad -- Alexander Wennberg -- Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner -- Brandon Dubinsky -- Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert -- William Karlsson -- Josh Anderson
Scott Hartnell -- Lukas Sedlak -- Sam Gagner
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Jack Johnson -- David Savard
Markus Nutivaara -- Dalton Prout
Scratched: Sonny Milano, Scott Harrington
Injured: Ryan Murray (upper body), David Clarkson (back), Joonas Korpisalo (groin)
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
Scratched: Dylan DeMelo, Matt Nieto
DeMelo will be a healthy scratch for the eighth straight game and has yet to make his season debut. ...
Bobrovsky will make his sixth straight start and Tortorella said there's a chance he could start again Friday against the Ducks at Honda Center. ... Murray will miss his third straight game.
Werenski has two goals (including one against San Jose), three assists and five points this season. ... Burns and Pavelski each have three goals and six assists.