TIME: 9 p.m. CT
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The Blackhawks are probably pleased they have a quick turnaround as they’ll face the San Jose Sharks just one day after a 6-3 setback to the Kings in Los Angeles. The Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Saturday afternoon. Brendan Perlini scored twice and Connor Murphy tallied another as Chicago tied the game in the second period. However, L.A. scored three more to close out the win over the Blackhawks.
As Chicago turns the page to the Sharks, they conclude a three-game road trip.
Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in scoring with 94 points (40G, 54A) in 64 outings this season. Jonathan Toews is next up with 66 points (29G, 37A) in 65 games. Alex DeBrincat has lit the lamp 36 times this season, good for second on the team. He’s third in points with 64 in 65 appearances.
Erik Gustafsson leads the Blackhawks blueline with 47 points (12G, 35A) in 62 games.
Between the pipes, Corey Crawford has a 3.39 GAA and .897 save percentage in 24 starts this season.Cam Ward has a 3.71 GAA and .893 SV% in 29 appearances and is a team-best 14-10-4.
The Sharks are coming off a 4-3 win over Colorado on Friday night. Marcus Sorensen paved the way to that win with his two goals.
Brent Burns paces the Sharks in scoring with 71 points (13G, 58A) in 65 games. Joe Pavelski is second on the team with 61 points and leads the team with 36 goals in 65 games. Logan Couture is third with 59 points (23G, 36A).
Martin Jones leads the way in net for San Jose, posting a 2.95 GAA and .896 SV% in 49 games. Aaron Dell is second with a 3.01 GAA and .892 SV%.
This is the second of three meetings this season between the two clubs. Chicago was routed 7-3 in the first battle back on Dec. 16.
Chicago had a 2-0 lead in that one and led 3-2 after the first period, but the Sharks scored the next five on route to the win.
The Blackhawks went on to win four of their next five games after that loss.
The season series ends March 28 in San Jose.
Lineup notes TBD.
OPPONENT TO WATCH:
Joe Pavelski is having his most productive season since 2015-16. With 36 goals in 65 games, Pavelski already has the fourth-highest amount in his long career that dates back to 2006-07.
The 34-year-old forward is coming off a one-goal, one-assist night versus the Avalanche.