Sharks bring losing streak into matchup with the Jets
Winnipeg Jets (41-30-3, fourth in the Central Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (19-39-15, eighth in the Pacific Division)
San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks enter a matchup against the Winnipeg Jets after losing nine games in a row.
San Jose is 19-39-15 overall and 6-20-10 at home. The Sharks have gone 10-17-8 in games they serve more penalty minutes than their opponents.
Winnipeg is 41-30-3 overall and 19-18-1 in road games. The Jets have a +12 scoring differential, with 220 total goals scored and 208 allowed.
Tuesday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Sharks won the previous matchup 3-2 in overtime.
TOP PERFORMERS: Logan Couture has 25 goals and 36 assists for the Sharks. Tomas Hertl has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
Mark Scheifele has 38 goals and 23 assists for the Jets. Nikolaj Ehlers has scored four goals with four assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 1-6-3, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 4.4 goals per game.
Jets: 5-5-0, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
INJURIES: Sharks: Markus Nutivaara: out (lower body), Evgeny Svechnikov: out (undisclosed), Luke Kunin: out for season (knee), Andreas Johnsson: day to day (undisclosed), Jonah Gadjovich: out (upper-body).
Jets: Sam Gagner: out for season (hip), Cole Perfetti: out (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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