San Jose Sharks Host The Winnipeg Jets
The San Jose Sharks face off against the Winnipeg Jets today in a holiday matinee at Sap Center looking to end a 2 game skid.
While they have played well all year in front of the teal faithful, the Sharks lost to the St Louis Blues Saturday night 4-0, giving Blues back up goaltender Carter Hutton a shutout, his first of the season. Joe Thornton was given a major penalty and game misconduct for his spear on Paul Stastny in the middle frame of the 2nd period. No disciplinary action has happened to Thornton as of yet, but by the way San Jose folded after Thorntons absence, they are certainly hoping its just a fine.
The Winnipeg Jets are looking to bounce back from a 3-2 OT loss against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday night. They are currently missing key forward Patrik Laine due to an injury resulting from a hit from Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe.
All top 6 defensemen skated for the Sharks on Saturday night. Joonas Donskoi did not skate Saturday and is still considered day to day. Tomas Hertl is still recovering from his knee surgery, but was seen wearing a teal jersey at practice, which means his return will hopefully be soon.
Both teams are meeting for the first time this season but San Jose will fly to Winnipeg a week from tomorrow on a second game of back to backs.
|San Jose Sharks||Winnipeg Jets||Advantage|
|3rd||Div. Standing||6th||San Jose|
|5-4-1||Last 10 Games||4-5-1||San Jose|
|82.3%||Penalty Kill||77.6%||San Jose|
|100||Goals Against||140||San Jose|
|+12||Goal Differential||-13||San Jose|
Winnipeg Jets Projected lineup
Nikolaj Ehlers-Mark Scheifele-Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault-Bryan Little-Joel Armia
Shawn Matthias-Adam Lowry-Drew Stafford
Andrew Copp-Nic Petan-Chris Thorburn
Josh Morrissey-Dustin Byfuglien
Toby Enstrom-Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart-Paul Postma
Sharks Projected Lineup
Patrick Marleau-Joe Thornton-Joe Pavelski
Kevin Labanc-Logan Couture-Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier-Chris Tierney-Joel Ward
Micheal Haley-Tommy Wingels-Melker Karlsson
Paul Martin-Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic-Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon-David Schlemko