Programming note – Sharks-Jets coverage starts today at 12:30 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live on CSN California
WHERE THEY STAND
Sharks: 25-16-2, 52 points, 3rd Pacific Division
Jets: 20-22-4, 44 points, 6th Central Division
PREGAME NEWS AND NOTES
***The Sharks have lost their last two in regulation, and are just 2-4-1 in their last seven games overall. That includes a decisive defeat at SAP Center on Saturday when they were blanked by St. Louis, 4-0.
Monday will be just their second afternoon game of the season. They beat the Islanders on Nov. 25 at home, 3-2, and were 5-2-0 in matinee games last season.
***The Jets have dropped three straight (0-2-1), and are concluding a three-game California swing Monday. They lost in overtime to the Kings on Saturday, 3-2, scoring both of their goals on the power play.
Winnipeg is 10-for-38 on the power play since Dec. 20 (26.3 percent), while the Sharks are just 14-for-19 on the PK over their last seven.
San Jose’s power play continues to scuffle, going 15-for-106 since Nov. 1 (14.1 percent). Perhaps a visit from the Jets will help, as the Sharks were 4-for-15 on the power play against Winnipeg last season.
***Joonas Donskoi did not play on Saturday with an upper body injury, and is questionable for today’s game.
The Jets remain without Patrik Laine, who is tied for the NHL rookie lead in goals (21) and points (37) but suffered a concussion on Jan. 7.
KEEP AN EYE ON...
Sharks: Joe Pavelski. The captain took the blame for missing a wide open net on a Sharks power play on Saturday against St. Louis, which would have given the Sharks a 1-0 lead and potentially changed the flow of what ended up as an ugly defeat. He’s still second on the team in goals (15) and points (39).
Jets: Nikolaj Ehlers. The Jets forward leads the team in road scoring with 24 points, and saw a seven-game point streak – in which he had nine points over that span – come to an end on Saturday. The 20-year-old former first round pick in 2014 has three points (2g, 1a) in three games against San Jose.
Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Kevin Labanc – Logan Couture – Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward
Micheal Haley – Tommy Wingels – Melker Karlsson
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko
Nikolaj Ehlers – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault – Bryan Little – Joel Armia
Shawn Matthias – Adam Lowry – Drew Stafford
Andrew Copp – Nic Petan – Chris Thorburn
Josh Morrissey – Dustin Byfuglien
Toby Enstrom – Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart – Paul Postma
Sharks: Joonas Donskoi (upper body), Dylan DeMelo (broken wrist) and Tomas Hertl (right knee sprain) are out.
Jets: Patrik Laine (concussion), Tyler Myers (lower body), Marko Dano (lower body), and Ben Chiarot (lower body) are out.
“I think the first period we had a couple [chances], but that’s deceiving. I don’t think we were very good from the start of the game.” – Logan Couture, after the Sharks’ 4-0 loss to the Blues on Saturday