[10:00 PM] Sharks @ Ducks

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Jose Sharks (15-10-1)

@ Anaheim Ducks (13-9-5)


Starting Goalies:

Martin Jones (SJ): Confirmed

Jonathan Bernier (ANA): Likely


The long goal-scoring drought is over for Corey Perry and the right wing looks to turn it into a hot streak when his Anaheim Ducks host the Pacific Division-rival San Jose Sharks on Friday night. Perry had gone 18 games without a goal before notching his fifth of the season in Wednesday’s 6-5 shootout win over Carolina and has four points in the last three contests.

San Jose will try to snap a four-game losing streak against the Ducks and rebound from a frustrating 4-2 loss to Ottawa at home on Wednesday. The Sharks outshot the Senators 37-17 in the loss to end a three-game winning streak.

Defenseman Brent Burns leads the team with 11 goals, three of them coming in the last four games, and the All-Star has unleashed 112 shots on goal – most in the league entering Thursday. Captain Joe Pavelski owns three points in the last two games and leads the team with 24 – one better than Burns and seven clear of Logan Couture, who boasts seven goals in 10 games. Mirco Mueller was recalled Wednesday and could be used with fellow defenseman David Schlemko (lower body) considered day-to-day.

Despite his goal-scoring drought, Perry has 17 assists and is tied with captain Ryan Getzlaf for second on the team with 22 points – one short of team-leader Ryan Kesler, who has scored four times in the last five games. Forward Jakob Silfverberg has also posted 19 points with five coming in the past five outings, playing primarily with Kesler and Andrew Cogliano (seven goals). Forward Rickard Rakell (upper body), who boasts 14 points in 16 games, has missed the last two contests and is questionable for Friday.

San Jose G Martin Jones is 3-6-0 with a 1.79 goals-against average all-time against the Ducks after a 3-2 loss on Nov. 26.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Jose Sharks

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick