[8:00 PM] Sharks @ Coyotes

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Jose Sharks (9-8-0)

@ Arizona Coyotes (5-9-2)


Starting Goalies:

Martin Jones (SJ): Likely

Mike Smith (ARI): Confirmed


Owning the fewest points in the NHL and riding a four-game losing streak, the Arizona Coyotes finally had a reason to feel positive when goaltender Mike Smith returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing nearly a month. Yet 24 hours later, an injury claimed another key player for Arizona, which hosts the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

San Jose is dealing with a potential major injury, sending center Tomas Hertl back to California to undergo further testing for a lower-body injury sustained in Thursday’s 3-2 loss at St. Louis. Hertl had nine points through 17 games.

Richardson fractured the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg following a collision with Vancouver defenseman Nikita Tryamkin. Arizona does not have much depth at center and Richardson has been among the team’s better players with five goals and nine points.

Sharks G Martin Jones has two shutouts in six starts against Arizona.

Smith is 10-7-2 with a 2.10 goals-against average versus San Jose.

  The Sharks are 2-for-24 on the power play in eight games in November.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Jose Sharks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick