The San Jose Sharks (21-22-4, 46 pts) face the Arizona Coyotes (25-18-5, 55 pts) for the first game of a three-game road trip. Last meeting on December 17, Tomas Hertl scored twice in a 3-2 loss at SAP Center for his second multi-goal game of the season. Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns each recorded an assist in the game. Entering tonight, E. Karlsson is on a five-game assist streak and the Sharks are 4-1-1 since the start of 2020.
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PLAYERS TO WATCH
Joe Thornton: 2 games from L. Murphy (1,615) for 10th on the all-time games played list;3 points from 1,500 NHL points
Patrick Marleau: 2 points from 1,100 points as a Shark