Wild to host Sharks on Saturday
St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild host the San Jose Sharks.
The Wild are 17-14-3 in conference games. Minnesota has scored 40 power-play goals, converting on 22.3% of chances.
The Sharks are 17-18-1 in conference games. San Jose averages 11.1 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Evander Kane leads the team serving 110 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Nov. 7, San Jose won 6-5.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-6-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 4.6 penalties and 13.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
Wild: 6-3-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: None listed.
Sharks: None listed.