Sharks take on the Blackhawks on 3-game skid
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose aims to end its three-game slide with a victory over Chicago.
The Blackhawks are 18-20-6 in conference play. Chicago has scored 31 power-play goals, converting on 14.5% of chances.
The Sharks are 11-11-1 against opponents from the Pacific Division. San Jose averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the league. Evander Kane leads the team serving 120 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Nov. 5, San Jose won 4-2.
Evander Kane leads the Sharks with 25 goals and has recorded 45 points. Timo Meier has totaled seven assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: Lucas Carlsson: day to day (upper body), Zack Smith: out for season (back).