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Sharks vs. Jets Preview: Back at it against the Jets

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Following a tough victory against the Flames, San Jose heads to Winnipeg.

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San Jose wraps up its two-game road trip with a contest in Hoth's finest city. Assuming the tauntaun's made it to Winnipeg with all of the Sharks gear, San Jose will try to sweep the back-to-back against another toughish Western Conference foe.

The Jets currently sit in seventh in the extremely tough Central Division. They're about middle of the pack in just about every statistical category yo can think of. Their goaltending is average, their shooting is average and their fenwick-for percentage (score adjusted, 5v5) is average. One are they're decisively not average is special teams. Much like the Flames, the Jets enter this game with terrible percentages on both the power play and penalty kill.

Hopefully the Sharks can take better advantage of that tonight than they did on Monday.

My expectation is the Sharks will run the same lines as yesterday and put Alex Stalock in goal. This assumes no injuries — and it's possible Tommy Wingels will take a night off after his collision with Joonas Donskoi last night.

Tale Of The Tape
San Jose Sharks

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Winnipeg Jets
20-18-2 Record 19-20-3
4th in Pacific Rank 7th in Pacific
52%
Score-Adj. Fenwick 51.5%
99.5
PDO 99.5
21.2
PP% 15.4
80
PK% 77.1

5PM PDT | MTS Centre | Winnipeg, Manitoba
TV: CSNCA | Radio: SJSharks.com98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Arctic Ice Hockey

Projected Sharks Lines

Tomas Hertl - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski

Matt Nieto - Patrick Marleau - Joel Ward

Joonas Donskoi - Logan Couture - Tommy Wingels

Melker Karlsson - Chris Tierney - Mike Brown

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Brent Burns - Paul Martin

Dylan DeMelo - Brenden Dillon

Martin Jones

Alex Stalock

Projected Jets Lines

Drew Stafford - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Andrew Ladd - Adam Lowry - Alex Burmistrov

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mathieu Perreault - Chris Thorburn

Joel Armia - Andrew Copp - Anthony Peluso

Jacob Trouba - Dustin Byfuglien

Tobias Enstrom - Tyler Myers

Mark Stuart - Ben Chiarot

Connor Hellebuyck

Michael Hutchinson

Last Meeting

Brent Burns' power-play tally was the Sharks' only goal against the Jets in a 4-1 loss.

Storylines

  • Sharks looking to continue their excellent record on the road. They're just five wins from matching their 2014-15 road win total.
  • Alex Stalock will likely get a go in net and it'd be nice for him to have something resembling a good performance.
  • Tommy Wingels is questionable for tonight's game after being on the wrong end of a big collision with Joonas Donskoi.