Here are the lines and pairings for tonight's game between the Ducks and Sharks from the Honda Center in Anaheim (10 p.m. ET, NHLN-CA). It's the first game for either team since Oct. 8, a break they're happy finally is over
- Joe Thornton
- Patrick Marleau
- Logan Couture
- Tommy Wingels
- Michal Handzus
- Torrey Mitchell
- Andrew Desjardins
- Andrew Murray
- Douglas Murray
- Marc-Edouard Vlasic
The third pairing will see Jason Demers
skating with either Jim Vandermeer
or Colin White
. Either Vandermeer or White likely will sit out.
will start in goal, with Antti Niemi
serving as the backup. Niemi is working his way back from having a cyst surgically removed from an undisclosed body part.
- Ryan Getzlaf
- Corey Perry
- Saku Koivu
- Teemu Selanne
- Andrew Cogliano
- Andrew Gordon
- Maxime Macenauer
- George Parros
- Toni Lydman
- Cam Fowler
The third pairing will consist of Luca Sbisa
skating with Nate Guenin
or Sheldon Brookbank
, with the other likely sitting out.
Jonas Hill will start in goal, with Dan Ellis
backing him up.
The Ducks will honor former defenseman Ruslan Salei
, who was killed in this summer's plane crash in Russia. The Sharks also have a tribute to one of their 2011 draft picks, who also died in the crash.
And for more about tonight's game, here's the preview