San Jose Sharks Continue Home Stand, Host Predators
The San Jose Sharks host the Nashville Predators for a family day matinee at the tank in downtown San Jose. The Preds and Sharks have played once already this season where the Sharks bested Nashville by the score of 4-1. Also, they met each other last year during the Sharks historic run in which the series went the full length of 7 games including a wild triple overtime game, where in the end San Jose prevailed and moved on.
The sharks still sit atop the Pacific as they have for most of this season so they look to continue their success and pad to their division lead, as the Predators currently sit in third in the Central just two points ahead of the surging St. Louis Blues. This game is big for Nashville in the standings, in that every game from here down the stretch could put them in or out of a playoff spot.
The Sharks look to carry over from their last game where new Shark Jannik Hansen got his first point in San Jose for San Jose as they beat the league leading Washington Capitals. Expect the Sharks to keep things relatively similar to last game with Jannik up with the Joes and the same lines to follow throughout. This is another test for the Sharks to see if they can handle the fast teams outside the division and keep up. It should be a good one today in San Jose between these two Western Conference teams battling for their playoff spots down the stretch.
David Schlemko is out with a lower body injury for the Sharks. For the Predators, P.A. Parenteau is day-to-day with a finger injury. Ryan Ellis is day-to-day with a lower body issue. Miikka Salomaki is out with a lower body.
|San Jose Sharks||Nasvhille Predators||Advantage|
|1st in Pacific||Div. Standing||3rd in Central||Sharks|
|17.2%(23rd Overall)||Power Play||20.6%(11th Overall)||Predators|
|81.55%(13th Overall)||Penalty Kill||79.88(22nd Overall)||Sharks|
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