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San Jose Sharks Look to Even Season Series Against Buffalo

San Jose Sharks Host Buffalo Sabres

The San Jose Sharks continue their six-game home stand coming off a 5-1 win against the Dallas Stars, hosting the Buffalo Sabres on the third game of their home stand. The Sabres are a team going through another year of rebuilding and another year of being basement dwellers, as they sit in 7th place in the Atlantic Division, just one above the Detroit Red Wings. They won their previous meeting at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but had lost four straight games beforehand. The Sharks, for whatever reason, historically have not had a very good track record against the Sabres. Buffalo leads the season series this year 1-0.

Both David Schlemko and Melker Karlsson are out with lower body injuries for the Sharks still. For the Sabres, Kyle Okposo is day-to-day with a rib injury. Dmitry Kulikov is out with an upper body. Johan Larsson is out dealing with a dislocated wrist, and William Carrier is out with knee issues.

San Jose Sharks Buffalo Sabres

Advantage

41-20-7 (89 pts)

Record 28-29-12 (68 pts)

Sharks

1st in Pacific

Div. Standing 7th in Atlantic

Sharks

7-2-1

Last 10 Games 2-6-2

Sharks

16.5% (25th overall)

Power Play 23.7% (1st overall)

Sabres

81.9% (11th overall)

Penalty Kill 76.3% (29th overall)

Sharks

190

Goals For 177

Sharks

158

Goals Against 203

Sharks

+32

Goals Differential -26

Sharks

 

Buffalo Sabres Starting Lineups
Evander KaneRyan O’ReillyJustin Bailey
Matt MoulsonJack EichelSam Reinhart
Marcus FolignoZemgus GirgensonsBrian Gionta
Nicolas DeslauriersEvan RodriguesTyler Ennis

Jake McCabeRasmus Ristolainen
Justin FaulkZach Bogosian
Josh GorgesCody Franson

Robin Lehner
Anders Nilsson

San Jose Sharks Starting Lineups
Jannik HansenJoe ThorntonJoe Pavelski
Patrick MarleauLogan CoutureJoel Ward
Joonas DonskoiTomas HertlMikkel Boedker
Micheal HaleyChris TierneyMarcus Sorensen

Paul MartinBrent Burns
Marc-Edouard VlasicJustin Braun
Brenden DillonDylan DeMelo

Martin Jones (starter)
Aaron Dell

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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