Los Angeles visits San Jose, aims to stop road slide

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Los Angeles Kings (13-12-6, fifth in the West Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (12-14-4, seventh in the West Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hits the road against San Jose looking to end its three-game road skid.

The Sharks are 12-14-4 against the rest of their division. San Jose averages 9.6 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the NHL. Kurtis Gabriel leads the team serving 36 total minutes.

The Kings are 13-12-6 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles has given up 13 power-play goals, stopping 85.4% of opponent opportunities.

The teams square off for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Logan Couture leads the Sharks with 14 goals and has 23 points. Evander Kane has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.

Dustin Brown leads the Kings with 14 goals and has 20 points. Anze Kopitar has four goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-4-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.

Kings: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

INJURIES: Sharks: Matt Nieto: day to day (lower body).

Kings: None listed.

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