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St. Louis Blues (14-10-5, fourth in the West Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (11-13-3, seventh in the West Division)

San Jose, California; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis travels to San Jose looking to stop its three-game road skid.

The Sharks are 11-13-3 against division opponents. San Jose averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the league. Evander Kane leads the team serving 34 total minutes.

The Blues are 14-10-5 against the rest of their division. St. Louis has given up 26 power-play goals, killing 73.7% of opponent chances.

In their last meeting on March 8, San Jose won 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kane leads the Sharks with 26 points, scoring 12 goals and collecting 14 assists. Timo Meier has four goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.

Brayden Schenn leads the Blues with 12 goals and has 24 points. Ryan O’Reilly has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 4-5-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.

Blues: 4-3-3, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with an .881 save percentage.

INJURIES: Sharks: Marcus Sorensen: day to day (covid protocol).

Blues: Carl Gunnarsson: out for season (lower body), Robert Thomas: out (thumb).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

By The Associated Press

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