New York visits San Jose after Parise’s 2-goal game
New York Islanders (19-20-7, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. San Jose Sharks (22-22-6, seventh in the Pacific)
San Jose, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New York visits the San Jose Sharks after Zach Parise scored two goals in the Islanders’ 5-2 win over the Kraken.
The Sharks have gone 11-11-3 in home games. San Jose averages 8.5 penalty minutes per game, the 10th-most in the Western Conference. Jeffrey Viel leads the team serving 64 total minutes.
The Islanders are 9-10-3 on the road. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.1 shots per game.
In their last meeting on Dec. 2, San Jose won 2-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Timo Meier leads the Sharks with 52 points, scoring 23 goals and collecting 29 assists. Logan Couture has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.
Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 22 total assists and has 34 points. Noah Dobson has two goals and six assists over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 1-5-4, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .892 save percentage.
Islanders: 4-5-1, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
INJURIES: Sharks: None listed.
Islanders: Oliver Wahlstrom: day to day (upper body).