GAMETIME: 6pm Central
Jamie McGinn / Joe Thornton / Brad Winchester
Ryane Clowe / Logan Couture / Martin Havlat
Patrick Marleau / Michal Handzus / Joe Pavelski
Frazer McLaren / Andrew Desjardins / Torrey Mitchell
Now, I'm not sure why McLellan hates Jumbo Joe these days, but this configuration does attempt to spread out the Sharks scoring depth. It's times like these when you're pretty damn happy to have three Hawks centers with a plus in the defensive acumen category. The Sha-arks as a whole can be a bitch at the dot, so winger support on the draws could be big for the Hawks. In terms of games in which the Hawks take at least one point, 5 is better than 4. Let's go Hawks!