Anaheim takes on San Jose on 8-game losing streak
Anaheim Ducks (27-28-11, sixth in the Pacific) vs. San Jose Sharks (28-28-8, seventh in the Pacific)
San Jose, California; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Anaheim aims to break its eight-game losing streak when the Ducks take on San Jose.
The Sharks are 7-8-3 against Pacific teams. San Jose averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Western Conference. Jeffrey Viel leads the team serving 96 total minutes.
The Ducks are 14-20-5 against conference opponents. Anaheim averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the league. Sam Carrick leads the team serving 73 total minutes.
Anaheim knocked off San Jose 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on March 6.
TOP PERFORMERS: Timo Meier has 62 total points for the Sharks, 27 goals and 35 assists. Tomas Hertl has four goals and six assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.
Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 30 goals and has 53 points. Adam Henrique has 8 points over the last 10 games for Anaheim.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-4-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
Ducks: 1-7-2, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.8 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.
INJURIES: Sharks: None listed.
Ducks: Anthony Stolarz: day to day (illness), Josh Mahura: day to day (illness), Troy Terry: day to day (illness).