The Florida Panthers kick off their annual California road trip tonight as they visit the San Jose Sharks.
The game is scheduled for a 10:30 p.m. start and it is only available for viewing on the ESPN+ and Hulu streaming platforms.
Bally Sports Florida resumes coverage on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Florida, which beat the Sharks 3-1 in Sunrise on Oct. 24, will go back to Anthony Stolarz tonight.
It will be Stolarz’s third start of the season — and second against his old friends from San Jose.
Stolarz is now 9-1-0 against the Sharks during his career; in his first start with the Panthers, he made 27 saves against San Jose.
Tonight also marks the return of Steven Lorentz to San Jose. He spent just one season with the Sharks before being traded to the Panthers on July 1 as part of the Anthony Duclair deal.
Speaking of Duclair, the former Florida forward is questionable for tonight.
Duclair, who is battling illness, did not take part in morning skate but could still play tonight. He has missed the past two games.
San Jose started its season 0-10-1 before winning consecutive games. The Sharks come into tonight with losses in its past two.
— Florida coach Paul Maurice said that Brandon Montour and Aaron Ekblad could return to the lineup during this California trip but that it would be “a scheduled thing.’’
“It it happens,” Maurice said, “it will probably be Anaheim.’’
Florida visits the Ducks on Friday night after playing in Los Angeles on Thursday.
— As for Jonah Gadjovich making his debut with the Panthers, Maurice insinuated that he remains with AHL Charlotte on a conditioning assignment.
The Checkers are on the west coast and play in San Diego this week.
Gadjovich can stay with the Checkers for another week after being assigned on Nov. 7.
— The starting goalies tonight: Stolarz vs. Mackenzie Blackwood.
PANTHERS ON DECK
FLORIDA PANTHERS @ SAN JOSE SHARKS
- When: Tuesday, 10:30 p.m.
- Where: SAP Center; San Jose, Calif.
- Streaming ONLY: ESPN+/Hulu
- Radio: WQAM 560-AM; WPOW 96.5 FM-2; WBZT 1230-AM (West Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); WCZR 101.7-FM (Treasure Coast); SiriusXM
- Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932; NHL App
- Local Odds — Panthers Favored: Money Line (-275); Puck line (-1.5, -115); Over/Under 6.5 (-120/+100)
- Last season: Florida won 2-0
- This season — Florida Leads 1-0: @Florida 3, San Jose 1 (Oct. 24); @San Jose, Tuesday
- All-time regular season series: Florida leads 22-13-1, 7 ties
- Up Next for the Panthers: Thursday at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. (BSF)
PROJECTED FLORIDA PANTHERS (9-4-1) LINES
17 Evan Rodrigues // 16 Sasha Barkov // 13 Sam Reinhart
23 Carter Verhaeghe // 9 Sam Bennett // 19 Matthew Tkachuk
27 Eetu Luostarinen // 15 Anton Lundell// 21 Nick Cousins
94 Ryan Lomberg // 68 Kevin Stenlund // 18 Steven Lorentz
42 Gus Forsling // 91 Oliver Ekman-Larsson
77 Niko Mikkola // 7 Dmitry Kulikov
28 Josh Mahura // 26 Uvis Balinksins
41 Anthony Stolarz
72 Sergei Bobrovsky
Scratched: Mike Reilly
Returned to Charlotte: Will Lockwood
Injured: Aaron Ekblad (LTIR-shoulder), Brandon Montour (IR-shoulder), Jonah Gadjovich (UBI/Charlotte)
PROJECTED SAN JOSE SHARKS (2-12-1) LINEUP
72 William Eklund // 48 Tomas Hertl // 20 Fabian Zetterlund
62 Kevin Labanc / 64 Mikael Granlund // 75 Danil Gushchin
68 Mike Hoffman // 7 Nico Sturm // 18 Filip Zadina
54 Givani Smith // 22 Ryan Carpenter 11 Luke Kunin
38 Mario Ferraro // 33 Calen Addison
44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic // 6 Ty Emberson
71 Nikita Okhotiuk // 84 Jan Rutta
29 Mackenzie Blackwood
36 Kaapo Kahkonen
Scratched: Kyle Burroughs, Nikolai Knyzhov, Jacob MacDonald
Injured: Anthony Duclair (illness), Logan Couture (LBI), Alexander Barabanov (finger), Matt Benning (LBI)