After yet another outstanding showing on Tuesday evening, the Sharks look to keep their winning streak going as they travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Coyotes.
The Sharks are coming off their seventh victory in a row after a statement win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tomas Hertl recorded his second career hat trick and 100th career goal while Joe Thornton found the back of the net in his 1,000th game in teal as San Jose skated away with a 5-2 win.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan called the Sharks “one of the better teams we've played this season," after the game.
The Desert Dogs, on the other hand, are coming off a tough 7-1 loss at the hands of the division-leading Calgary Flames. Arizona has been trying to make do with the weapons they have despite being hit hard with player injuries this season. They currently sit in seventh place in the Pacific, just three points above the LA Kings in the cellar.
Wednesday marks the third meeting between the Sharks and Coyotes this season. When the teams last met before the Christmas break, San Jose lost 4-3 in the shootout.
In 145 total meetings between these teams, the Sharks hold a 75-50-7-13 record.
Sharks projected lines and pairs
Marcus Sorensen – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Lukas Radil – Logan Couture – Timo Meier
Evander Kane – Tomas Hertl – Joonas Donskoi
Kevin Labanc – Barclay Goodrow – Melker Karlsson
Radim Simek – Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon – Erik Karlsson
Tim Heed – Justin Braun
Aaron Dell – projected starter
Coyotes projected lines and pairs
Clayton Keller – Jordan Weal – Christian Fischer
Richard Panik – Derek Stepan – Vinnie Hinostroza
Alex Galchenyuk – Nick Cousins – Conor Garland
Lawson Crouse – Mario Kempe – Josh Archibald
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Jakob Chychrun – Ilya Lyubushkin
Jordan Oesterle – Alex Goligoski
Darcy Kuemper – projected starter