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Sharks Vs. Blues Game 3 Watch Guide: Projected Lines and Defensive Pairs

[CSNBY] Sharks vs. Blues Game 3 watch guide: Projected lines and defensive pairs
Chelena Goldman

The Sharks are in familiar territory as they head out on the road for Games 3 and 4 after splitting the first two games of their best-of-seven series at SAP Center. Now, they'll look to get back in the win column Wednesday when they visit the St. Louis Blues for a critical Game 3 of the Western Conference final. 

Team Teal is coming off a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Blues in Game 2. Logan Couture scored both goals for San Jose, with his second marker on the evening counting for the 100th postseason point of his professional career. 

The Sharks are 24-16 all-time in Game 3 situations and are 10-8 all-time on the road in third game of a series. They are 2-4 on the road so far through these playoffs, while the Blues are 3-4 at Enterprise Center. 

Sharks projected lines and pairs

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

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

Martin Jones - projected starter
Aaron Dell

[RELATED: Why Sharks' lines could look different in Game 3]

Blues projected lines and pairs

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Sammy Blais - Ryan O'Reilly - David Perron
Patrick Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Robert Thomas
Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alex Steen

Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn – Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington - projected starter
Jake Allen

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