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Blue Jackets host the Sharks after overtime win

January 3, 2020 GMT

San Jose Sharks (18-21-3, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (19-14-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks visit Columbus after the Blue Jackets knocked off Boston 2-1 in overtime.

The Blue Jackets are 12-8-2 on their home ice. Columbus has scored 22 power-play goals, converting on 17.1% of chances.

The Sharks are 7-10-2 on the road. San Jose averages 11.3 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the NHL. Evander Kane leads the team serving 83 total minutes.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladislav Gavrikov leads the Blue Jackets with a plus-seven in 40 games played this season. Pierre-Luc Dubois has totaled four goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.

Erik Karlsson leads the Sharks with 24 total assists and has collected 28 points. Tomas Hertl has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, four penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.

Blue Jackets: 7-0-3, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out (lower body).

Sharks: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.