San Jose faces Chicago on 4-game home slide
San Jose, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose takes on Chicago looking to stop its four-game home skid.
The Sharks are 23-9-5 on their home ice. San Jose is second in the NHL averaging 6.1 assists per game, led by Brent Burns with 0.8.
The Blackhawks are 16-19-3 in road games. Chicago has scored 246 goals and ranks fourth in the Western Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game. Patrick Kane leads the team with 41. In their last meeting on March 3, San Jose won 5-2. Melker Karlsson scored two goals for the Sharks.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 6-3-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, two penalties and 4.2 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Sharks: 4-5-1, averaging three goals, five assists, three penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .890 save percentage.
Blackhawks Injuries: None listed.