The Sharks are in trouble headed into Thursday night's Game 5.
They trail the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in the best-of-seven series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and need to win at SAP Center in order to extend their season another game. Vegas has been the much better team since the series shifted to Sin City for Games 3 and 4, but San Jose will get a boost up front and on the blue line Thursday.
Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic is set to return to the Sharks' lineup after missing the last two games, while veteran center Joe Thornton will do the same after serving a one-game suspension. Will that be enough for San Jose to stay alive?
Here's how you can watch Sharks-Golden Knights Game 5, as well as NBC Sports California's pregame and postgame coverage, live on the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
When: 7 p.m. PT on Tuesday, April 16, on NBC Sports California (pregame show starts at 6 p.m.)
Live Stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app