San Jose, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks host the Detroit Red Wings as winners of three straight games.
San Jose has a 5-9-3 record overall and a 1-5-3 record on its home ice. The Sharks have a -11 scoring differential, with 46 total goals scored and 57 conceded.
Detroit has gone 2-3-2 on the road and 7-5-3 overall. The Red Wings have a 1-3-1 record when they commit more penalties than their opponent.
The matchup Thursday is the third time these teams meet this season. The Sharks won 3-2 in overtime in the previous matchup.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-3-3, averaging 3.6 goals, six assists, 2.9 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.
Red Wings: 4-4-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Red Wings: Jake Walman: out (shoulder), Tyler Bertuzzi: out (upper-body), Robby Fabbri: out (knee), Elmer Soderblom: day to day (undisclosed), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles), Filip Zadina: out (lower-body), Matt Luff: out (upper-body).