The San Jose Sharks will try to improve their home-ice record to a perfect 3-0-0 tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Sharks defeated the Blue Jackets by a score of 3-2 in Columbus 12 days ago.
Tonight is the last time these teams will meet this season, barring an improbable Stanley Cup Final matchup.
San Jose is coming off of a close, but dominant, win over the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway in overtime.
Micheal Haley will draw back into the lineup again tonight after he registered 17 minutes of penalties against the Ducks.
Martin Jones will get the start in goal.
Jones in goal, and Haley still in tonight too
— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 27, 2016
Meanwhile, the Blue Jackets are in the midst of a four-game road trip, where they have already come out with a victory over the Dallas Stars and an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
This is the first night of back-to-back for Columbus; they play tomorrow in Anaheim.
Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to start for the Blue Jackets against the Sharks and may also play tomorrow as well.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) October 26, 2016
|4-3-0 (8 points)||Record||2-2-1 (5 points)||San Jose|
|3rd in Pacific||Div. Standing||7th in Metropolitan||San Jose|
|16% (4/25)||Power Play||50% (5/10)||Columbus|
|81.8% (18/22)||Penalty Kill||94.1% (16/17)||Columbus|
|16||Goals For||13||San Jose|
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