[10:43 PM] Blackhawks @ Sharks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Blackhawks (13-5-2)

@ San Jose Sharks (10-8-1)


Starting Goalies:

Corey Crawford(CHI): Confirmed

Martin Jones (SJ): Confirmed


The Chicago Blackhawks will try to rebound from a major speed bump in their annual circus road trip when they visit the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night in the fifth stop on their seven-game trek. The Blackhawks absorbed their worst loss of the season in a 5-0 setback at Edmonton on Monday, their second shutout loss on the road trip.

Chicago is trying to stem an alarming trend on the road trip — aside from the shutout losses at Winnipeg and Edmonton, it had to claw back from a three-goal deficit to win at Vancouver. The power play continues to be a source of concern for Chicago, converting only three times in its last 30 opportunities.

Brent Burns established franchise highs across the board for a defenseman with 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 points last season and is off to another sizzling start with seven goals and 16 points through 19 games. On Tuesday, San Jose decided to reward the 31-year-old Burns with an eight-year contract extension worth a reported $64 million.

Burns has been held in check by Chicago with 11 points in 38 games.

Blackhawks F Marian Hossa has 10 goals in his last 13 games and 17 tallies and 30 points in 35 games against the Sharks.

San Jose has also struggled with the man advantage, going 3-for-32 in November.

StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Blackhawks

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick