After a rough 1-3-1 road trip, the Sharks are back home in the comfy confines of the SAP Center to host the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Sharks will try to make it two straight wins on Wednesday evening. San Jose will try to avenge a shootout loss in Carolina on Oct. 26.
Martin Jones will get the start in net for the Sharks. on Sunday, he turned away 40 shots from Montreal and help the Sharks win 3-1.
Here's how you can watch Sharks-Hurriances live online in the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
When: 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Dec. 5 (pregame show starts at 7 p.m.)
TV Channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
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After going 1-1-1 on home ice, the San Jose Sharks are looking to regain their recent dominance on the road as they make a stop in Pittsburgh to duke it out with the Penguins.
The Sharks are coming off a disappointing overtime loss to the Boston Bruins. San Jose rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take a third-period lead thanks to a hat trick from Joe Thornton. But after Boston tied the game up late in regulation in debatable fashion, they notched the game-winner in OT to beat the Sharks 6-5.
San Jose enters Thursday’s game with 78 points in the standings, three points behind the Calgary Flames in the Pacific Division.
The Penguins, for their part, are coming off a 4-3 road win over the New Jersey Devils, going 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Pittsburgh currently sits in third place in the Metropolitan between the Washington Capitals and division-leading New York Islanders.
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This is the second and final time the Sharks will face the Penguins this year, after defeating them 5-2 in San Jose on January 15. In 40 total meetings between the franchises, San Jose holds a 20-15-3-2 regular season record.
Sharks projected lines and pairs
Timo Meier – Logan Couture – Joe Pavelski
Evander Kane – Tomas Hertl – Joonas Donskoi
Marcus Sorensen – Joe Thornton – Kevin Labanc
Barclay Goodrow – Micheal Haley – Melker Karlsson
Radim Simek – Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon – Justin Braun
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Erik Karlsson
Martin Jones – projected starter
Penguins projected lines and pairs
Jake Guentzel – Sidney Crosby – Bryan Rust
Zach Aston-Reese – Evgeni Malkin – Phil Kessel
Jared McCann – Nick Bjugstad – Patric Hornqvist
Tanner Pearson – Matt Cullen – Dominik Simon
Brian Dumoulin – Kris Letang
Jack Johnson – Justin Schultz
Marcus Pettersson – Chad Ruhwedel
Casey DeSmith – projected starter
The NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. There's already been some movement on the Sharks' front, and it appears more may be coming down the pipe.
According to John Hoven of Mayor's Manor, the Sharks and Ducks are involved in trade discussions surrounding Anaheim goaltender Ryan Miller.
The Sharks (35-17-8) possess the second-best record in the Western Conference, sitting a single point behind Calgary, but goaltending is a potential area of improvement. San Jose ranks dead-last in 5-on-5 save percentage (.897) per Natural Stat Trick, while Aaron Dell (.907) and Martin Jones (.881) rank 55th and 67th among the 68 goalies who played 500 minutes at full strength this season.
Miller has posted a 6-2-1 record with a 2.39 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in 12 games in a backup role for the Ducks this season. He's appeared in 57 career playoff games, considerably more than both Jones and Dell combined (44 games).
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The Sharks aren't exactly loaded with assets to send the other way in a potential trade, but if it costs San Jose just a third-round pick as Hoven suggests, perhaps they'd find that palatable.
In any case, it appears as if the Sharks aren't entirely comfortable with their current goaltending situation.