Gaudreau and Calgary take on San Jose
San Jose Sharks (27-27-8, seventh in the Pacific) vs. Calgary Flames (38-16-8, first in the Pacific)
Calgary, Alberta; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Johnny Gaudreau and Calgary take on San Jose. Gaudreau currently ranks fourth in the league with 80 points, scoring 28 goals and recording 52 assists.
The Flames are 9-6-1 against opponents in the Pacific. Calgary has scored 213 goals and is fourth in the Western Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game. Elias Lindholm leads the team with 31.
The Sharks are 6-7-3 against the rest of their division. San Jose averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Western Conference. Jeffrey Viel leads the team serving 82 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Dec. 7, San Jose won 5-3. Tomas Hertl scored a team-high three goals for the Sharks in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Gaudreau has 80 total points for the Flames, 28 goals and 52 assists. Matthew Tkachuk has two goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Calgary.
Timo Meier leads the Sharks with 59 points, scoring 26 goals and adding 33 assists. Logan Couture has five assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-2-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.
Sharks: 4-4-2, averaging 2.4 goals, four assists, four penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
INJURIES: Flames: None listed.
Sharks: None listed.