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It is a period of hockey season. The San Jose Sharks, striking from their home base, have won three straight games against the evil Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and even managed to strike on the road in Hoth-Buffalo.
During the battles, Sharks players have managed to get scoring from throughout their lineup, providing a balanced attack ahead of facing the evil ANAHEIM DUCKS, a Pacific Division foe with enough duck calls to destroy an entire planet.
Pursued by the Ducks in the standings, the San Jose Sharks continue their homestand, custodian of home ice advantage that can help propel them to victory and restore freedom to the galaxy. . . .
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If it hasn't become completely apparent, tonight is Star Wars Night for the San Jose Sharks. Between Joe Pavelski's jedi-like deflections and Brent Burns's more-than-a-little resemblence to Chewbacca, fans should not underestimate the Shark side of the Force.
Expect at least one change to the lineup for the Sharks tonight. During Wednesday's game, Marc-Edouard Vlasic left the game after being hit in the head, and has been since termed day-to-day. With Paul Martin still getting back up to speed, it would seem likely that Dylan DeMelo would draw back into the lineup - though nothing has been set after yesterday's practice.
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At morning skate, coach Peter DeBoer confirmed both Paul Martin and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will not play in tonight's game. Martin did skate with the team during the optional skate, and Vlasic skated afterwards, which is a good sign for both players.
The forward lines are still in flux - Barclay Goodrow draws into the lineup while Ryan Carpenter is scratched, but no confirmation on what the lines look like.