Sharks Have Opportunity to Pull Ahead of Avs With Game 5 Victory

SAN JOSE -- The Sharks and Avalanche are knotted up at two games apiece in their second-round faceoff. But San Jose has a chance to pull back ahead of the competition Saturday night as the series returns to the South Bay for Game 5.

Forward Joonas Donskoi is a game-time decision for Team Teal after missing the last five playoff games with an unspecified injury. If he returns to the lineup, he will possibly slot back onto Tomas Hertl's wing opposite of Evander Kane. Sharks' captain Joe Pavelski remains out of the lineup as he recovers from an injury he sustained in Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Heading into Saturday's game, San Jose is 17-18 in Game 5 situations and 11-6 during that span when playing at the Tank.

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Sharks projected lines and pairs:

Timo Meier – Logan Couture – Gustav Nyquist
Evander Kane – Tomas Hertl – Joonas Donskoi
Marcus Sorensen – Joe Thornton – Kevin Labanc
Micheal Haley – Barclay Goodrow – Melker Karlsson

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon – Erik Karlsson
Joakim Ryan – Justin Braun

Martin Jones – projected starter
Aaron Dell

Avalanche projected lines and pairs:

Gabriel Landeskog – Nathan MacKinnon – Alexander Kerfoot
Colin Wilson – Carl Soderberg – Mikko Rantanen
Derick Brassard – JT Compher – Matt Nieto
Sven Andrighetto – Tyson Jost –– Gabriel Bourque

Ian Cole – Erik Johnson
Sam Girard – Cale Makar
Nikita Zadorov – Tyson Barrie

Philipp Grubauer – projected starter
Semyon Varlamov

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