Calgary and San Jose meet in conference battle
Calgary, Alberta; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Conference foes Calgary and San Jose hit the ice.
The Flames are 8-7-1 against the rest of their division. Calgary averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the NHL. Matthew Tkachuk leads the team serving 56 total minutes.
The Sharks are 14-17-1 in Western Conference play. San Jose averages 11.0 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Evander Kane leads the team serving 100 total minutes.
In their last matchup on Oct. 13, San Jose won 3-1. Tomas Hertl recorded a team-high 2 points for the Sharks.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tkachuk leads the Flames with 42 points, scoring 17 goals and collecting 25 assists. Elias Lindholm has scored six goals over the last 10 games for Calgary.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Flames: 6-3-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
INJURIES: Flames: None listed.
Sharks: Tomas Hertl: out for season (lower body), Logan Couture: out (upper-body).