San Jose faces New York on 5-game losing streak
San Jose, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose aims to stop its five-game losing streak with a win over New York.
The Sharks are 9-7-0 at home. San Jose serves 12.6 penalty minutes per game, the most in the NHL. Evander Kane leads the team serving 75 total minutes.
The Rangers are 7-6-1 on the road. New York averages 4.7 penalties per game, the most in the NHL. Brendan Lemieux leads the team with 14 total penalties.
The teams face off Thursday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .934 save percentage.
Sharks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.2 goals, four assists, five penalties and 14.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .898 save percentage.
INJURIES: Sharks: None listed.
Rangers: Marc Staal: out (ankle).