Detroit Pink Wings (7-5-3, fifth within the Atlantic Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (5-9-3, sixth within the Pacific Division)
San Jose, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks host the Detroit Pink Wings as winners of three straight video games.
San Jose has a 5-9-3 document total and a 1-5-3 document on its house ice. The Sharks have a -11 scoring differential, with 46 whole objectives scored and 57 conceded.
Detroit has gone 2-3-2 on the highway and 7-5-3 total. The Pink Wings have a 1-3-1 document once they commit extra penalties than their opponent.
The matchup Thursday is the third time these groups meet this season. The Sharks gained 3-2 in additional time within the earlier matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Erik Karlsson has 10 objectives and 12 assists for the Sharks. Tomas Hertl has three objectives and 9 assists over the previous 10 video games.
Dominik Kubalik has scored seven objectives with 11 assists for the Pink Wings. Lucas Raymond has six objectives and two assists over the previous 10 video games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-3-3, averaging 3.6 objectives, six assists, 2.9 penalties and eight penalty minutes whereas giving up 3.5 objectives per sport.
Pink Wings: 4-4-2, averaging 2.4 objectives, 4.3 assists, 3.8 penalties and seven.6 penalty minutes whereas giving up 3.4 objectives per sport.
INJURIES: Sharks: Markus Nutivaara: out (decrease physique), Nikolai Knyzhov: out (achilles), Radim Simek: out (undisclosed).
Pink Wings: Jake Walman: out (shoulder), Tyler Bertuzzi: out (upper-body), Robby Fabbri: out (knee), Elmer Soderblom: each day (undisclosed), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles), Filip Zadina: out (lower-body), Matt Luff: out (upper-body).