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Sharks Close Out Season Series Against Blue Jackets

Overview

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.

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.

Statistics

San Jose Columbus Advantage
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
19 Goals Against 14 Columbus
-3 Goal Differential -1 Columbus

 

Projected Lines

San Jose Sharks

Boedker-Thornton-Pavelski

Ward-Couture-Donskoi

Marleau-Hertl-Karlsson

Haley-Tierney-Wingels

Vlasic-Braun

Martin-Burns

Dillon-Schlemko

Jones

Dell

Columbus Blue Jackets

Jenner-Dubinsky-Atkinson

Saad-Wennberg-Foligno

Calvert-Karlsson-Anderson

Hartnell-Sedlak-Gagner

Werenski-Jones

Johnson-Savard

Nutivaara-Prout

Bobrovsky

McElhinney

About Drew Weber

Drew Weber is a lover of hockey and abuser of analytics. Prior to joining Pucknology, he covered the San Jose Sharks and Team USA for The Hockey Writers and contributed briefly to Fear the Fin. You can follow him on Twitter at @puck_over_glass.

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