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Sharks Seek Sixth Straight Win, Road Trip Sweep in Columbus

San Jose Sharks (12-8-0–24 pts., T-1st Pacific Division)
Columbus Blue Jackets (8-13-0–16 pts., 7th Metropolitan Division)
2pm, CSN California, 98.5 KFOX, Sharks Radio Network

The San Jose Sharks hope to head home flying high with a sixth win in a row as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in an afternoon delight.

As of this post, it is unknown if Martin Jones or Alex Stalock will start in net. Jones is riding high with allowing eight goals in the first five games on the road trip. However, Stalock needs the game time as does Jones needs some rest during the year.

A welcome change with the defense helping out on the scoring. While we expect Brent Burns to contribute, like his two goals last night, Paul Martin scored his first goal as a Shark against his old team. Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been showing contributions on the power play. Matt Tennyson was in the lineup and had good looks himself in a limited role.

Expect the same lineup today with likely Peter DeBoer not coaching the team today due to a personal matter. One change might be swapping Tennyson for Mirco Mueller.

There should be some tired legs and weary minds. End of a long road trip, along with playing two games in 22 hours. Columbus, who has owned the Sharks in the past in Nationwide Arena, will take advantage.

Of course, we will be on after the game on Pucknology After Dark. Tweet your thoughts or questions using the hashtag #PucknologyAfterDark and have your voice finally heard on a post game show!


About Erik Kuhre

A Finatic since day one, Erik is the Lead Editor, Graphic Designer, and Social Media Director for Pucknology. He is also host, of the only tweet-in Sharks postgame show, Pucknology After Dark. "Puckguy" is the creator of the hashtag #SharksFam and the #SharksTweetup, a special meetup prior to a Sharks home game, once a year, of many Sharks fans who converse together through Twitter. He has also been recognized by the Sharks organization as their Honorary Team Captain in 1993-94, along with the team's "7th Man" in 2003-04, as well as a finalist for the NHL's "7th Man" in 2004.

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