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San Jose Sharks Looking for Consistency Against Desert Dogs

San Jose Sharks Visit Arizona to Wrap Up Season Series

The San Jose Sharks have found themselves reeling a bit after a disappointing 6-5 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. The Sharks dropped three out of four games of their previous road trip, in total picking up five points out of a possible 10 — including in the game against the Panthers, despite still leading the Pacific Division standings.

Tonight, they face a struggling Arizona Coyotes team at Gila River Arena, where they unfortunately have not had much success against the Desert Dogs, going 0-for-2 on the season as the road team.

In terms of injuries, the Sharks’ Joonas Donskoi is out with an upper body. Dylan DeMelo is out with a broken wrist.

Lawson Crouse is out for the Coyotes with a lower body. Brad Richardson is out with a broken leg, and Louis Domingue is out with a lower body injury.

Arizona Coyotes San Jose Sharks

Advantage

20-29-7 (47 pts)

Record 34-18-6 (74 pts)

Sharks

7th in Pacific

Div. Standing 1st in Pacific

Sharks

6-3-1

Last 10 Games 4-2-4

Coyotes

15.9% (25th overall)

Power Play 16.8% (22nd overall)

Sharks

77.1% (26th overall)

Penalty Kill 81.5% (14th overall)

Sharks

136

Goals For 161

Sharks

177

Goals Against 141

Sharks

-41

Goals Differential +20

Sharks

San Jose Sharks Starting Lineup

Kevin LabancJoe ThorntonJoe Pavelski
Patrick MarleauLogan CoutureMikkel Boedker
Nikolay GoldobinTomas HertlJoel Ward
Micheal HaleyChris TierneyMelker Karlsson

Paul MartinBrent Burns
Marc-Edouard VlasicJustin Braun
Brenden DillonDavid Schlemko

Aaron Dell (starter)
Martin Jones

Arizona Coyotes Starting Lineup

Max DomiMartin HanzalRadim Vrbata
Brendan PerliniChristian DvorakShane Doan
Tobias RiederAlexander BurmistrovJosh Jooris
Jordan MartinookPeter HollandRyan White

Oliver Ekman-LarssonLuke Schenn
Alex GoligoskiMichael Stone
Kevin ConnautonConnor Murphy

Mike Smith (starter)
Marek Langhamer

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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