* This will be the third meeting between the teams this season, with
* The Sharks have won back-to-back games after dropping each of their previous five contests.
* Joe Thornton has nine points (2g, 7a) during his current five-game point streak and leads the league in both assists (40) and points (49) overall this season.
* Marian Hossa has been held without a point in each of his last two games after recording at least one in six of his previous seven games. Hossa has 12 goals and three assists in his last 10 games against the Sharks.