Sharks-Coyotes coverage starts tonight at 7:00 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live on CSN California
Where they stand
Sharks: 28-20-5, 61 points, 2nd Pacific Division
Coyotes: 25-23-6, 56 points, 4th Pacific Division
Sharks: The Sharks erased a 4-1 first period deficit, but dropped a 6-5 shootout decision to the Flames at home on Thursday. Logan Couture paced the offense with one goal and three assists, while backup Alex Stalock struggled in net with 17 saves on 22 shots. After tonight, the Sharks open up a five-game road trip on Tuesday in Tampa Bay.
Coyotes: Arizona will be playing the second of a back-to-back tonight after they skated past Calgary at home on Friday, 4-1. That snapped a five-game losing streak for the Coyotes (0-4-1), who are just 3-7-2 in their last 12.
Keep an eye on…
Sharks: Tommy Wingels. Wingels has three goals in his last nine games, doubling his output from his first 44. His line, along with Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi, contributed both of the Sharks’ even-strength goals on Thursday night against Calgary. Wingels continues to lead the Sharks with 2.0 penalties drawn per 60 minutes.
Coyotes: Shane Doan. The Coyotes captain had two goals on Friday night, setting a new franchise record in points (931) and power play goals (123) in the process. He has a team-leading 21 goals, his 13th season of scoring 20 or more, tied for fourth-most among active skaters.
Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Matt Nieto – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Joonas Donskoi – Logan Couture – Tommy Wingels
Melker Karlsson – Chris Tierney – Dainius Zubrus
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Dylan DeMelo – Matt Tennyson
Martin Jones (confirmed starter)
Jordan Martinook – Antoine Vermette – Mikkel Boedker
Tobias Rieder – Brad Richardson – Shane Doan
Max Domi – Martin Hanzal – Anthony Duclair
Kevin Connauton – Tyler Gaudet – Kyle Chipchura
Oliver Ekman Larsson – Connor Murphy
Klas Dahlbeck – Zbynek Michalek
Nicklas Grossmann – Michael Stone
Goals per game: 2.91 (4th)
Goals-against per game: 2.70 (20th)
Power play: 23.1 percent (4th)
Penalty kill: 80.1 percent (19th)
Goals per game: 2.65 (15th)
Goals-against per game: 3.04 (28th)
Power play: 19.0 percent (14th)
Penalty kill: 77.8 percent (27th)
Sharks: Brenden Dillon (upper body) is out.
Coyotes: Boyd Gordon (upper body), Joe Vitale (fractured orbital bone) and Mike Smith (core muscle surgery) are out.
The Sharks beat the Coyotes on Jan. 21 in Glendale, 3-1. They meet again on March 17 in the desert and March 20 in San Jose, and close out the regular season against one another on April 9 at SAP Center.
Odds and ends
*The Sharks have recorded points in eight straight home games (5-0-3). They are 10-12-3 overall at SAP Center.
*Brent Burns had 10 shots on goal (and 19 attempts) against the Flames on Thursday, tallying two assists in 28:39 of ice time. He’s second in the NHL with 224 shots on goal.
*The Sharks are 25-for-86 on the power play since Dec. 15 (29.1 percent).
*Arizona is 12-5-2 against the Pacific Division, the best mark among the seven division clubs. The Sharks are 7-5-3.
*The Coyotes have allowed a league-high 10 shorthanded goals-against, while scoring just one.