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Sharks vs. Islanders Preview: Stalock gets first start

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After seeing his record broken in New Jersey, Alex Stalock gets his first start of the season.

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The Sharks snuck out of Newark with a victory in the shootout and look to build on their four-game win streak against John Tavares and the Islanders. Alex Stalock should get his first start in goal after four stellar performances in net by Martin Jones.

This is the penultimate game of San Jose's four-game road swing which will conclude in Madison Square Garden on Monday against the Rangers. The Sharks went 1-0-1 against the Islanders last season, losing the first meeting in a shootout and winning the second 3-1.

DeBoer commented on the Sharks not falling into the 'trap' against the Devils, something that has plagued the Sharks in recent seasons. There will likely be little concern of that against the Islanders, though fatigue may play a role by the time the third period rolls around.

Tale Of The Tape
San Jose Sharks

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4-0-0 Record 2-1-1
1st in Pacific Rank T-2nd in Metropolitan
58.2%
Score-Adj. Fenwick 49.5%
107.3
PDO 99.5
20
PP% 16.7
94.1
PK% 80.0

4:30PM PDT | Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York
TV: CSN-CA | Radio: SJSharks.com98.5 KFOX
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Last Meeting

Kyle Okposo scored the only goal for the Islanders as Tomas Hertl and James Sheppard (RIP) both potted goals for the Sharks.

Storylines

  • How will the Sharks perform in their first back-to-back of the season?
  • Alex Stalock gets his first start in net — will he hold up his end of the bargain?
  • Will DeBoer further tweak the lines after last night?