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Gameday Blog: Game 5 vs Golden Knights

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by Casey Krygier /

Welcome to the Gameday Blog, the one-stop shop for San Jose Sharks fans on every playoff gameday.

Tonight the San Jose Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights in a do-or-die Game 5 at SAP Center. 

The Sharks have dropped three straight games in Round One to the Golden Knights, trailing the series 3-1, most recently being shutout by Fleury in Game 4, 5-0. The Sharks will fight for their postseason life tonight at the Tank and need the energy from Sharks Territory to propel them back to Vegas for Game 6.

Joe Thornton is expected back in the lineup after being suspended from Game 4. In addition, Marc-Edouard Vlasic is expected to make his return after missing Games 3 and 4 with an injury. 

Not only is Team Teal in #PlayoffMode, but the entire organization and City of San Jose have also kicked it up a notch. If you aren't attending tonight's game, there are still plenty of ways for you to join in on the playoff festivities. 

Watch the Fan 411 with in-arena host Jon Root.

Start your night at San Pedro Square Market Bar and march to the Tank along with S.J. Sharkie and the Sharks drum corp at 5:00 PM. The playoff march will drop you off in front of SAP Center for the free street rally full of entertainment, food, and beverage. Fans around the Bay Area can also catch the game at one of the bars a part of the Sharks bar network

For fans attending the game, come early and enjoy the new food and beverage options throughout the arena. Get to your seat for warmups and try to snag a puck dished out by Team Teal. After warmups, buckle up and get ready for the greatest open show in the NHL. This year's pregame entertainment will not disappoint! 

Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.

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