Columbus visits San Jose after Bean's 2-goal game

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Columbus Blue Jackets (35-35-6, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. San Jose Sharks (29-34-12, seventh in the Pacific)

San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Columbus visits the San Jose Sharks after Jake Bean scored two goals in the Blue Jackets' 6-4 loss to the Ducks.

The Sharks are 16-16-5 at home. San Jose scores 2.6 goals per game, the fewest in the Western Conference. Timo Meier leads them with 33 total goals.

The Blue Jackets are 16-20-2 in road games. Columbus ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Patrik Laine with 26.

In their last matchup on Dec. 5, Columbus won 6-4. Adam Boqvist recorded a team-high 2 points for the Blue Jackets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Meier leads the Sharks with 33 goals and has 73 points. Nick Bonino has four goals and one assist over the last 10 games for San Jose.

Laine leads the Blue Jackets with 26 goals and has 56 points. Gustav Nyquist has seven assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 0-6-4, averaging 2.2 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.

Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.

INJURIES: Sharks: Radim Simek: out (lower-body), Kevin Labanc: out (shoulder).

Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out for season (hip), Yegor Chinakhov: day to day (upper body).

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

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