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NHL: San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks (8-5-3) are in town to face the St.Louis Blues (5-5-3) at the Enterprise Center. The Sharks are 6-2-2 over their last 10 games, and tonight’s tilt against the Blues will be their second contest in two days.

San Jose has a wealth of talent in their top six. Beyond the usual suspects (Thorton, Pavelski, Kane, Couture, and Donskoi), upstart youngster Timo Meier is on an absolute tear, scoring 12 goals in only 16 games played this season. Blues starter Chad Johnson will be tested early and often by this dynamic forward group.

St.Louis is well rested, and coming off a solid 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes, but the Blues’ sluggish start to the season has Head Coach Mike Yeo feeling the heat (especially since future-hall-of-fame coach Joel Quenneville recently became unemployed.) Newly-acquired power forward Pat Maroon is a healthy scratch; Yeo told the press the Oakville native was in need of a ‘reset.’ Brayden Schenn is also out of the lineup for the Blues with a ‘lower-body injury.’

Here are tonight’s projected lines:

San Jose

Evander Kane -- Joe Pavelski -- Joonas Donskoi

Timo Meier -- Logan Couture -- Kevin Labanc

Barclay Goodrow -- Joe Thornton -- Marcus Sorensen

Melker Karlsson -- Antti Suomela -- Rourke Chartier

Joakim Ryan -- Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon -- Erik Karlsson

Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Radim Simek, Tim Heed

Injured: Tomas Hertl (concussion)

St.Louis

Jaden Schwartz -- Ryan O’Reilly -- Vladimir Tarasenko

Robby Fabbri -- Robert Thomas -- David Perron

Alexander Steen -- Tyler Bozak -- Nikita Soshnikov

Zach Sanford -- Ivan Barbashev -- Oskar Sundqvist

Carl Gunnarsson -- Alex Pietrangelo

Vince Dunn -- Colton Parayko

Joel Edmundson -- Jordan Schmaltz

Chad Johnson

Scratched: Jay Bouwmeester, Pat Maroon

Injured: Brayden Schenn (upper body), Robert Bortuzzo (lower body)

This is your GameDay Thread, you know what to do kiddos.