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Sharks vs. Bruins Preview: Looking for a real win streak

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The Sharks have a chance to win three games in a row for the first time since the season-opening four-game streak.

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The Sharks' long road trip continues in Boston where San Jose has the chance to build an actual win streak. Following a fortunate win in Detroit and a darn good one in Buffalo, the Sharks face what is (at least by possession metrics) the toughest team of the three tonight. The Bruins haven't been quite as bad as I thought they might be after doing...well, god only knows what during the offseason.

Still, a win against Boston clinches a .500 road trip — so how about a Joe Thornton trick?

Tale Of The Tape

San Jose Sharks

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9-8-0, 18 points Record 8-7-1, 17 points
4th in Pacific Rank 6th in Atlantic
51.7%
Score-Adj. Fenwick 50.8%
99.3
PDO 100
12.5
PP% 33.3
79.2
PK% 71.7

4PM PDT | TD Garden | Boston, MA
TV: CSNCA, NESN | Radio: SJSharks.com98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Stanley Cup of Chowder

Projected Sharks Lineup

Melker Karlsson - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski

Matt Nieto - Patrick Marleau - Joel Ward

Joonas Donskoi - Tomas Hertl -Tommy Wingels

Micheal Haley - Chris Tierney - Mike Brown

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Paul Martin - Brent Burns

Mirco Mueller - Brenden Dillon

Martin Jones

Alex Stalock

Projected Bruins Lineup

Matt Beleskey - Patrice Bergeron - Brett Conolly

Frank Vatrano - David Krejci - Loui Eriksson

Brad Marchand - Ryan Spooner - Jimmy Hayes

Zac Rinaldo - Joonas Kemppainen - Tyler Randell

Zdeno Chara - Zach Trotman

Dennis Seidenberg - Kevan Miller

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask

Jonas Gustavsson

Last Meeting

The Sharks scored the last four goals of the game to win 7-4. It was their second comeback of the night as they trailed 2-0 early and then 4-3.

Storylines
  • Remember how Joe Thornton used to play here? Right, I guess that's still a thing.
  • Martin Jones was sort of a Bruin, too! For about a day!
  • Special teams are a concern as the Bruins have the hottest power play in the league while the Sharks...do not. Still, the Boston penalty kill is nothing special so this might be a good chance to break out of a rut.