* The Blackhawks have just five losses in their last 18 games, however, four of their five losses in that span have come on the road.
* The Sharks will be looking to extend their current win streak to six in a row.
* Evgeni Nabokov has a Western Conference-leading 30 wins this season and is 6-0-1 with a 1.13 GAA and .964 save percentage in his last seven starts. Nabokov has just one win and a 4.03 GAA in his last five starts against
* Marian Hossa has four goals and two assists in his last seven road games and has lit the lamp in each of his last six trips to San Jose, tallying nine goals in that span.
* Joe Pavelski has nine points (3g, 6a) in his last five games. Pavelski has one goal and two assists in his three games against the Blackhawks this season.