Vancouver takes home win streak into matchup with San Jose
Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vancouver hosts San Jose looking to continue its seven-game home winning streak.
The Canucks have gone 9-5-1 against division opponents. Vancouver has given up 31 power-play goals, killing 80.5% of opponent chances.
The Sharks are 8-8-1 against the rest of their division. San Jose averages 10.7 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the NHL. Evander Kane leads the team serving 95 total minutes.
San Jose defeated Vancouver 4-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 14.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 5-4-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Canucks: 7-3-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canucks: None listed.
Sharks: Logan Couture: out (upper-body).