St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks look to stop their four-game slide with a victory over the St. Louis Blues.
St. Louis has a 3-7-0 record overall and a 1-4-0 record in home games. The Blues have given up 38 goals while scoring 22 for a -16 scoring differential.
San Jose went 32-37-13 overall and 14-19-8 in road games last season. The Sharks committed 297 total penalties last season, averaging 3.6 per game and serving 8.8 penalty minutes per game.
Thursday's game is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Blues won the previous meeting 3-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 2-8-0, averaging 1.8 goals, 3.3 assists, three penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.
Sharks: 3-4-3, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Blues: Marco Scandella: out (hip), Scott Perunovich: out (shoulder).