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San Jose Sharks Begin Four-Game Road Trip in Buffalo

San Jose Sharks Visit Buffalo to Start Four-Game Roadie

After a disheartening loss at home in the shootout against the Arizona Coyotes, the San Jose Sharks embark on a four-game road trip starting against the Buffalo Sabres, a team that they have — for whatever reason — not had much success against. They have only won twice at KeyBank Center (formerly First Niagara), the second time being a 2-1 win in overtime on Nov. 14, 2015.

The Sharks sent down Kevin Labanc and Tim Heed and called up Marcus Sorensen, who is set to make his NHL debut tonight, along with Joakim Ryan.

As for injuries, the Sharks’ Joonas Donskoi is out with an upper body injury. Dylan DeMelo is out with a broken wrist.

Sabres have taken a little bit of a heavier toll, with Cody McCormick out with a blood clot, Johan Larsson with wrist issues, William Carrier dealing with knee issues, and Zach Bogosian out with a broken rib.

Buffalo Sabres San Jose Sharks


21-21-10 (52 pts)

Record 33-17-3 (69 pts)


7th in Atlantic

Div. Standing 1st in Pacific



Last 10 Games 8-1-1


22.1% (5th overall)

Power Play 17.4% (21st overall)


73.8% (29th overall)

Penalty Kill 82.6% (11th overall)



Goals For




Goals Against 121



Goals Differential +23



San Jose Sharks Starting Lineup

Tomas HertlJoe ThorntonJoe Pavelski
Patrick MarleauLogan CoutureMikkel Boedker
Timo MeierChris TierneyJoel Ward
Marcus SorensenMicheal HaleyMelker Karlsson

Paul MartinBrent Burns
Marc-Edouard VlasicJustin Braun
Brenden DillonDavid Schlemko

Martin Jones
Aaron Dell

Buffalo Sabres Starting Lineup

Marcus FolignoJack EichelSam Reinhart
Matt MoulsonRyan O’ReillyKyle Okposo
Evander KaneZemgus GirgensonsBrian Gionta
Justin BaileyNicolas DeslauriersTyler Ennis

Dmitry KulikovRasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabeCody Franson
Josh GorgesJustin Falk

Robin Lehner
Anders Nilsson

About Felix Chow

Felix is a proud Sharks fan since he started watching the Sharks in 2010. He is in his second year of writing for Pucknology.

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