The Sharks are back at home after a grueling road trip to face Ilya Bryzgalov and the Flyers. New teammates Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi will take the ice for the first time, looking to set the tone for a playoff push.
Dan Boyle knows where the Sharks need to get better after San Jose's terrible nine-game road trip. Defensively we had a horrible trip, so thats where it starts. Could there be changes in net tonight?
As if 15 days on the road weren't enough, the Sharks had to spend an extra night in Minnesota as mechanical problems delayed their departure back to the Bay Area until Monday morning.
The Sharks jumped out to a 2-0 lead less than four minutes into their game in Minnesota, but the Wild rallied to win 4-3 and drop San Jose to 2-6-1 on their season-long nine-game road trip.
Todd McLellan left the Sharks-Wild game early in the second period after getting struck in the head by the stick of an opposing player.More: VIDEO: McLellan hurt In-Game Live
Antti Niemi was pulled in favor of Thomas Greiss after allowing three goals on seven shots in the first period in Nashville, where the Predators rolled to a 6-2 win over the road-weary San Jose Sharks.
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Pekka Rinne and the Predators haven't taken a home loss in regulation in their past 10 games. The Sharks need to close out their road trip strong. Pregame Live airs at 4:30 p.m.
Thirteen of the last 16 games between the Sharks and Predators have been decided by one goal, but Nashville coach Barry Trotz thinks he has the key to victory.
Brad Winchester has played in all but one game for the Sharks, contributed six goals and four assists, is second on the team in penalty minutes, and wants to stay in San Jose if a long-term contract opportunity arises.
For the first time in ten games, the Sharks held their opponent to less than three goals. The result? A much-needed 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
San Jose, 1-4-1 on the trip so far, will try and right the ship against the Maple Leafs and put an end to its four-game losing streak. More: Trade rumors Plays of the week
The rumors are swirling about the possibility of the Sharks trading for Rick Nash. Joe Pavelski: Were a team thats looking to add, more than anything."
Douglas Murray remains in San Jose and wont play in the final two games of the trip in Nashville or Minnesota with a fractured Adams apple. Dominic Moore has a lower body injury and is day-to-day.