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St. Louis at San Jose
When: 10:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Where: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California

The San Jose Sharks will be seeking revenge when they continue their six-game homestand Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. San Jose, which fell to 2-1-0 on its stretch at SAP Center with Thursday's 5-2 loss to Toronto, outshot the Blues 33-31 in St. Louis on Nov. 9 but were on the wrong end of a 4-0 decision.

Joe Pavelski registered his third consecutive multi-point performance in the setback against the Maple Leafs, extend his goal-scoring streak to three games and adding an assist. The 34-year-old captain has recorded six of his 11 goals in his last seven contests and has notched all three of his assists in his last three games. St. Louis is wrapping up a three-game road trip after earning a split of the first two contests with Friday's 4-1 triumph in Vegas. After having his 10-game point streak halted in Wednesday's loss at Chicago, Ryan O'Reilly bounced back with his second multi-goal effort of the season, giving him a team-high 21 points.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, FS Midwest (St. Louis), NBCS California (San Jose)

ABOUT THE BLUES (7-7-3): Brayden Schenn was back in action Friday after sitting out four games with an upper-body injury and ended his six-game goal-scoring drought with his fourth of the season. The 27-year-old center has notched 10 points in 13 contests this campaign after setting personal bests of 28 tallies and 70 points in 82 games last season. Alex Steen (upper body) missed the contest against the Golden Knights while defenseman Carl Gunnarsson exited the game due to an upper-body injury.

ABOUT THE SHARKS (10-7-3): Tomas Hertl hopes to return to the lineup after missing Thursday's contest with a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old Czech recorded at least one point in 11 of his last 12 games prior to the meeting with Toronto, including his 100th career assist in Tuesday's win over Nashville. Logan Couture, who scored a career-high 34 goals last season, has registered only six in 2018-19 and is mired in a nine-game drought.

OVERTIME

1. Blues LW Vladimir Tarasenko notched two assists against Vegas but saw his goal-scoring drought reach six games.

2. Sharks D Erik Karlsson has recorded three assists in his last two contests but remains in search of his first goal of the campaign.

3. San Jose RW Timo Meier leads the team with 12 goals and is nine away from matching the career high he set last season.

PREDICTION: Sharks 3, Blues 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
St. Louis 7-7-3-0 W1 5-5-1-0 2-2-2-0 0-1-0-0 7-6-3-0 1-4-3-0
San Jose 10-7-1-2 L1 6-3-0-1 4-4-1-1 1-2-0-0 9-5-1-2 3-1-0-0
Last Meeting
St. Louis San Jose
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
11/9/18 SJ 0 STL 4 31 33 0-4 33 27 0-4
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
St. Louis T. Bozak 2
San Jose R. Balcers 0
Goals Player  
St. Louis R. O'Reilly 1
San Jose R. Balcers 0
Assists Player  
St. Louis T. Bozak 2
San Jose R. Balcers 0
Saves Player  
St. Louis C. Johnson 33
San Jose A. Dell 27
Season
Total Points Player  
St. Louis R. O'Reilly 25
San Jose B. Burns 24
Goals Player  
St. Louis R. O'Reilly 11
San Jose T. Meier 14
Assists Player  
St. Louis R. O'Reilly 14
San Jose B. Burns 20
Saves Player  
St. Louis J. Allen 395
San Jose M. Jones 440
Quickchart Matchup
St. Louis Off vs  San Jose Def
3.29 GF
3.1 GA
30.5 Shots
28.9 Shots
16 PP
7 PK
San Jose Off vs  St. Louis Def
3.2 GF
3.12 GA
36.6 Shots
31.1 Shots
12 PP
10 PK