Playing against players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel would be the absolute worst if the Penguins were a division team. Instead, it's more like a nice treat when Pittsburgh rolls into SAP Center to play the Sharks. With Justin Braun still out for tonight's game, San Jose is a bit banged up to host the black and gold but after an authoritative win over a god-awful Flames team the Sharks will look to build a winning streak.
Tale Of The Tape
|3rd in Metropolitan||Rank||2nd in Pacific
Projected Sharks Lineup
Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Joonas Donskoi – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Matt Nieto – Tomas Hertl – Tommy Wingels
Dainius Zubrus – Chris Tierney – Mike Brown
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Brenden Dillon
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Mirco Mueller – Matt Tennyson
Martin Jones (confirmed starter)
Projected Penguins Lineup
Pascal Dupuis – Sidney Crosby – Chris Kunitz
David Perron – Evgeni Malkin – Phil Kessel
Patric Hornqvist – Nick Bonino – Beau Bennett
Sergei Plotnikov – Matt Cullen – Eric Fehr
Rob Scuderi – Kris Letang
Brian Dumoulin – Ben Lovejoy
Ian Cole – Adam Clendening
Marc-Andre Fleury (confirmed starter)
Brent Burns and Paul Martin accounted for all three goals and the Sharks won going away against the Penguins.
- The Sharks called up Karl Stollery today.
- Neither team is setting the world on fire in the power-play department, but both have the talent that, well, they should be.
- Pittsburgh has lost two consecutive overtime games.