The San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning don’t meet often enough to really build a hateful rivalry, but each teams boast collections of talent that should make Wednesday’s meeting a lot of fun.
The Lightning come in with Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos riding high as possibly the hottest one-two punch in the NHL. Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski, and the Sharks bring plenty of starpower to the table in their own right.
Tampa Bay won’t sneak up on anyone with its 11-2-2 record, including a 6-1-1 mark in the past eight games. The Sharks are heating up in their own right, bringing a four-game winning streak (as well as victories in five of six) into this one.
You can watch the game on NBCSN, online, and via the NBC Sports App.
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