Sharks take on the Canucks on 4-game losing streak
Vancouver Canucks (22-21-6, sixth in the Pacific) vs. San Jose Sharks (22-21-4, seventh in the Pacific)
San Jose, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose is looking to stop its four-game losing streak with a victory against Vancouver.
The Sharks are 3-4-0 against division opponents. San Jose has surrendered 19 power-play goals, killing 84% of opponent chances.
The Canucks are 5-3-5 against the rest of their division. Vancouver is 31st in the Western Conference with 32.1 shots per game and is averaging 2.5 goals.
In their last meeting on Dec. 16, Vancouver won 5-2. Brock Boeser recorded two goals for the Canucks.
TOP PERFORMERS: Timo Meier has 47 total points for the Sharks, 21 goals and 26 assists. Tomas Hertl has 7 points over the last 10 games for San Jose.
J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 17 goals and has 48 points. Oliver Ekman-Larsson has five assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 2-5-3, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Canucks: 4-3-3, averaging 2.5 goals, four assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
INJURIES: Sharks: None listed.
Canucks: Matthew Highmore: out (health and safety protocols), Phillip Di Giuseppe: out (covid-19), Quinn Hughes: out (covid-19).