The Sharks (8-5-3, 3rd Pacific) are on the ice again tonight to face the St. Louis Blues (5-5-3, 7th Central) for the first time this season, in just their second back-to-back contest so far this year.
The Sharks are probably feeling frustrated cheap san jose sharks jersey
after an embarrassing loss to the Dallas Stars last night, but Martin Jones might be feeling the worst, making just 18 saves in the 4-3 loss. Aaron Dell is expected to start in goal to give Jones the night off before they head back to the Bay.
Across the Bench: St. Louis Game Time
Puck Drops: 5:00 PT/8:00 ET at Enterprise Center
Broadcast: NBCSCA, FS-MW
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The Blues have had their own share of frustrations so far this season. After missing playoffs for the firsttime in seven years, Mike Yeo’s Blues are in a whole new era and it’s unclear if things are going as planned. The team has lost several players over the last two years, though the additions of Ryan O’Reilly and Pat Maroon seemed like a move that would keep concerns at bay, at least for awhile. The Blues now sit at the bottom of the Central Division, searching for answers that Yeo is trying to provide by throwing anything he can onto the ice, lest he become next in the line of coaches already relieved of their duties so far this year.
One of those solutions is to scratch major acquisition, Maroon, as the Blues take on the Sharks tonight.
Bold strategy. We’ll see if it pays off.
Timo Time is Tickin’
Timo Meier is now the Sharks’ second-leading scorer and overall goals leader after scoring the Sharks’ first goal against the Stars. Meier is tied with Logan Couture at 17 points, with 12 total goals, while Couture has 6. Meier has 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) in his last five games, with just over a point-per game pace on the season. And he’s tied with Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane and David Pastrnak for the league lead in goals. Pretty neat.