Sharks, Golden Knights face off with series tied 3-3
San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Series tied 3-3
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights in game seven of the Western Conference first round with the series tied 3-3. The teams meet Tuesday for the 11th time this season. The Sharks won the last meeting 2-1 in overtime.
The Sharks are 32-14-4 against Western Conference opponents. San Jose ranks third in the NHL recording 9.7 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.2 assists.
The Golden Knights are 18-8-3 against the rest of their division. Vegas has given up 44 power-play goals, killing 80.9 percent of opponent chances.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 4-4-2, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 5.1 penalties and 13.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
Sharks: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.5 assists, 5.4 penalties and 14.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.
Sharks Injuries: Radim Simek: out (lower body).
Golden Knights Injuries: None listed.