Sharks take on the Jets, look for 6th straight victory

San Jose Sharks (42-19-8, first in the Western Conference) vs. Winnipeg Jets (40-24-4, third in the Western Conference)

Winnipeg, Manitoba; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: San Jose comes into a matchup with Winnipeg as winners of five games in a row.

The Jets are 22-8-4 at home. Winnipeg ranks sixth in the league averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Blake Wheeler with 0.9.

The Sharks have gone 19-14-3 away from home. San Jose leads the Western Conference shooting 10.8 percent and averaging 3.6 goals on 33.6 shots per game. In their last meeting on Feb. 5, San Jose won 3-2. Joe Pavelski recorded a team-high 2 points for the Sharks in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wheeler leads the Jets with 64 assists and has recorded 83 points this season. Patrik Laine has recorded 9 points while scoring four goals and collecting five assists over the last 10 games for Winnipeg.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 7-2-1, averaging 9 points, 3.5 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 12.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.

Jets: 4-5-1, averaging 9.6 points, 3.4 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

Jets Injuries: Connor Hellebuyck: day to day (illness).

Sharks Injuries: Erik Karlsson: out (lower body), Evander Kane: out (lower body).