After a tough loss against the Red Wings on Thursday night, the Sharks are looking to get back in the win column and keep themselves out of the basement of the Pacific division tonight against the struggling Maple Leafs.
Tale Of The Tape
|7th in Atlantic||Rank||6th in Pacific
4PM PDT - SAP Center - San Jose, California
TV: CSN-CA, CBC RADIO: KFOX
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The Sharks won the last meeting between the two teams only one month ago by a score of 5-4 in overtime. Brent Burns had the winner three-on-three at the Air Canada Centre. Patrick Marleau, Matt Nieto, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Joe Pavelski also had goals for San Jose. Tonight's matchup will be the last between San Jose and Toronto until next season.
- Chris Tierney has been recalled from the San Jose Barracuda for tonight's game.
- Joe Thornton was not too happy with the Sharks' play on Thursday night against Detroit. "Hopefully we start fresh next game and we can jump out early and play from the lead."
- Backup goaltender Alex Stalock is expected to make his return to action for the Sharks after a conditioning stint with the Barracuda early next week. He was called back up to the NHL on Thursday and will likely be used in the team's next back-to back.