San Jose hosts Florida after shutout victory
Florida Panthers (40-13-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. San Jose Sharks (26-25-7, seventh in the Pacific)
San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers visit San Jose after the Sharks shut out Los Angeles 5-0. Adin Hill earned the victory in the net for San Jose after recording 29 saves.
The Sharks are 14-13-3 on their home ice. San Jose is last in the Western Conference shooting 29.0 shots per game.
The Panthers are 14-7-6 in road games. Florida averages 11.3 points per game to lead the league, recording 4.2 goals and 7.2 assists per game.
Florida beat San Jose 5-4 in the last meeting between these teams on Jan. 29.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brent Burns leads the Sharks with 34 assists and has 40 points this season. Logan Couture has 8 points over the last 10 games for San Jose.
Aaron Ekblad leads the Panthers with a plus-38 in 57 games this season. Sam Reinhart has five goals over the last 10 games for Florida.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-4-2, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.9 assists, 4.5 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Panthers: 6-3-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
INJURIES: Sharks: None listed.
Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Anton Lundell: day to day (lower body), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed).