Blackhawks bring 3-game losing streak into matchup with the Sharks

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

San Jose Sharks (11-19-7, seventh in the Pacific Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8-23-4, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

: Sharks -123, Blackhawks +103; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks play the San Jose Sharks after losing three in a row.

Chicago has a 5-12-2 record at home and an 8-23-4 record overall. The Blackhawks have a 5-7-1 record in games they have more penalties than their opponent.

San Jose is 11-19-7 overall and 7-10-1 in road games. The Sharks have a 6-8-3 record in games they serve more penalty minutes than their opponents.

Sunday's game is the second time these teams square off this season. The Blackhawks won 5-2 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Toews has 11 goals and nine assists for the Blackhawks. Taylor Raddysh has three goals and one assist over the last 10 games.

Timo Meier has 20 goals and 17 assists for the Sharks. Erik Karlsson has two goals and 15 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 1-9-0, averaging 1.6 goals, 2.6 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

Sharks: 3-4-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Jujhar Khaira: day to day (undisclosed), Jarred Tinordi: out (face).

Sharks: Markus Nutivaara: out (lower body), Nikolai Knyzhov: out (achilles), Luke Kunin: out for season (knee), Kevin Labanc: day to day (undisclosed).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.