The Dallas Stars travel to San Jose to take on the Sharks on Thursday night to face their division rivals for the third time this season. In their previous two meetings, the Sharks beat the Stars by a combined score of 9-3. The Stars come into the game with a 26-22-2 record and 54 points, which puts them in third place in the Pacific Division, while the Sharks have a 28-14-6 and 64 points, which puts them in first place in the same division.
The Stars are looking to win their third game in a row after two straight wins over the Anaheim Ducks. They're led in points by left winger Jamie Benn, in goals by right winger Michael Ryder and goalie Kari Lehtonen has a goals against average of 2.43. The Sharks are also coming off of two straight wins, one over the Calgary Flames and one over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and are led in points by center Joe Thornton, in goals by center Logan Couture and goalie Antti Niemi has a goals against average of 2.24.
For updates throughout the game, check the Stars out at Defending Big D, and the Sharks out at Fear The Fin.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, February 2; 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Location: HP Pavilion; San Jose, California
Sharks: CSN-CA (HD)