San Jose Sharks (29-34-11, seventh in Pacific) vs. Minnesota Wild (46-21-7, third in middle)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Wild-257, Shark +207; more/less 6. is
Bottom line: The San Jose Sharks tour Minnesota after Ryan Hartman scored two goals in Wilde’s 6-5 overtime loss to the Blues.
The Wilds are 24-16-3 in conference play. Minnesota averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the second-highest in the Western Conference. Marcus Foligno led the team in a total of 112 minutes.
The Sharks are 15-22-6 in the Western Conference game. San Jose scores 2.6 goals per game, the lowest in the Western Conference. Timo Maier leads the team with a total of 33 goals.
In their last meeting on December 9, Minnesota won 5–2. Jordan Greenway scored two goals for Wilde.
Top Performer: Kirill Kaprizov has a total of 93 points, 43 goals and 50 assists for Wilde. Kevin Fiala has scored six goals in his last 10 appearances for Minnesota.
Meyer leads the Sharks with 33 goals and 73 points. Brent Burns has three goals and four assists in his last 10 appearances for San Jose.
Last 10 games: Wild: 6-1-3, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while dropping 2.8 goals per game with 914 save percentage.
Sharks: 1-6-3, averaging 2.2 goals, 4.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with .911 saving percentage.
Injuries: Wild: Tyson Jost: Day-to-Day (lower body), Jordan Greenway: Day-to-Day (upper body), Matt Dumba: Day-to-Day (upper body), John Merrill: Day-to-Day (upper body).
Shark: Radim Simek: Day to Day (Unknown), Kevin LaBlanc: Out (Shoulder)