Blackhawks at Sharks Preview: Surging Sharks Seek Seventh Straight Win

In their first game after the most successful road trip in franchise history, the Sharks welcome the defending champion Blackhawks to the SAP Center.

The San Jose Sharks seek their first seven game winning streak since 2012 tonight as they host the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. The surging Sharks return home to the SAP Center after the best road trip in franchise history, while Chicago plays in the fourth of their six game "Circus" road trip, having lost two of three games so far.

Despite an up-and-down season, Chicago still sits in a playoff spot. Plus, the defending champs still have plenty of offensive weapons, as they remain a top 10 team in score adjusted Corsi. The Sharks should have their hands full with Chicago, and must overcome their own difficulties at home. Despite coming off of an historic road trip, the Sharks have struggled at the SAP Center this season, winning just three of eight games on home ice.

Tale Of The Tape


San Jose Sharks
11-8-2 Record 13-8-0
5th in Central Rank 2nd in Pacific
Score-Adj. Fenwick 51.4%
PDO 100.8
PP% 13.6
PK% 79.1

7PM PDT | SAP Center| San Jose, CA
TV: NBCSN | Radio:, 98.5 KFOX
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Last Meeting

Patrick Sharp scored his first goals in over a month, as the Blackhawks capitalized on the Sharks' poor third period en route to a 6-2 victory at the SAP Center, and dealt a severe blow to the Sharks' playoff chances.