The Sharks have won just once in their last 10 tries on the road, including a recent pair of ugly losses in Anaheim and Phoenix last week, in which they scored one goal total.
San Joses lack of success away from HP Pavilion may be the biggest single reason it finds itself on the playoff bubble, rather than comfortably leading the Pacific Division with a week to play.
Joe Pavelski became the ninth player in Sharks history to record at least 30 goals in a season, but the praise he received was unconventional.More: Pavelski postgame Thornton postgame NHL Standings
Joe Pavelski scored two goals as San Jose re-entered the playoff picture, ousting Dallas from the 8th spot with a 3-0 win. Three games remain.More: NHL standings Goal highlights