San Jose faces Detroit in 3-game road skid


San Jose Sharks (17-15-1, sixth in the Pacific) vs. Detroit Red Wings (15-15-3, fifth in the Atlantic)

Detroit; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: San Jose travels to Detroit in a bid to end their three-game road slide.

The Red Wings are 11-5-2 at home. Detroit ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference with an average of 4.7 assists per game, led by Lucas Raymond with 0.6.

The Sharks are 8-8-0 on the road. San Jose is 16th in the Western Conference with 29.6 shots per game and an average of 2.8 goals.

The teams face off on Tuesday for the first time this season.

BEST PERFORMANCE: Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings with 30 points, scoring 15 goals and recording 15 assists. Moritz Seider has scored one goal and six assists in Detroit’s last 10 games.

Timo Meier leads the Sharks with 21 assists and 34 points. Tomas Hertl has eight goals and four assists in San Jose’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 4-6-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a percentage of stops of 0.888.

Sharks: 4-6-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.893 .

INJURIES: Red Wings: Michael Rasmussen: absent (covid-19), Robby Fabbri: absent (covid-19).

Sharks: None listed.

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

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