clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Sharks at Penguins Preview: Sharks look to stay perfect on the road

New, comments

The Sharks look to extend their winning streak to five games tonight in Pittsburgh

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

After coming off a big overtime (shutout) victory on Thursday night in Philadelphia, the Sharks look to remain perfect on their eastern road trip tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. If they get the win, it'll make this the longest winning streak of the season so far.

We don't yet know who'll be starting in this game - the argument could be made to start Alex Stalock tonight and save Jones for the easier opponent Sunday night in Columbus to secure two points there, but on the other hand Stalock could probably handle the last-place Blue Jackets. It will be interesting to see what direction the coaching staff chooses, as Peter DeBoer will be missing this game for personal reasons.

Tale Of The Tape
San Jose Sharks

@

11-8-0 Record 12-7-0
2nd in Pacific Rank 3rd in Metropolitan
51.5%
Score-Adj. Fenwick 48.8%
99.6
PDO 103.0
14 PP% 14.9
77.6
PK% 83.6

4PM PST - Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: CSN-CA - Radio: KFOX 98.5
Know Your EnemyPensburgh

Last Meeting

These two teams last met in March, with both their matchups coming in a three week span. Both games were decided in a shootout, and each team got a win. The Penguins came out on top in the last matchup, but shots were almost even at 33-32.

Storylines

  • Patrick Marleau remains one point away from 1,000 on his career. The Watch continues tonight.
  • Neither the Sharks or the Penguins have lost a game in overtime yet this season. Last year, both games went to shootouts.
  • Melker Karlsson has been extremely valuable to the Sharks since his return from injury. He has three goals and four points in his five games back, including Thursday night's overtime winner.