Danger in the Waters
The struggling Chicago Blackhawks will be heading to bay area California to swim with the Sharks.
The San Jose Sharks are on a two-game losing streak and have only won four of their last 10, but they are still looking better than Chicago.
The Blackhawks have won only three of their last 10 including a six game winless streak. What looks even tastier to the blood hungry Sharks is the Blackhawks most recent road record.
The Blackhawks have lost all eight-road games since December 20th, 2011 when they lost to the injured Pittsburgh Penguins.
While the Blackhawks are struggling to keep the puck out of their own net, San Jose has a few Sharks that are having no problem putting them in.
Sharks center Logan Couture has taken advantage of every bite come his away. He has seven points in his last five games including a two-game goal streak that he looks to continue.
Fellow Shark right-winger Joe Pavelski has three goals and five points in his last four games.
Then there is team captain Joe Thornton. Since January strong defense and low scoring has been key to San Jose’s success, but Thornton’s three goals, five assists and eight points in his last five games have also taken a large bite of satisfaction out of their opponents.
Thornton who is scoreless against Chicago this season will be looking to prove that his current four-game point streak is no fluke. He has one assist against the Blackhawks this season in a 3-4 loss in Chicago.
The Sharks have lost to the Blackhawks two out of three games but have all been close one-goal endings. With Chicago on a steep downward spiral and San Jose’s offense stepping up their game San Jose is looking to snap their two-game losing streak.