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Sharks aim to break home slide in matchup with the Blues

St. Louis Blues (40-32-4, fifth in the Central Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (17-50-8, eighth in the Pacific Division)

San Jose, California; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks take on the St. Louis Blues looking to end a five-game home losing streak.

San Jose has a 10-23-4 record in home games and a 17-50-8 record overall. The Sharks have a 9-27-4 record in games they have more penalties than their opponent.

St. Louis has a 17-19-2 record in road games and a 40-32-4 record overall. The Blues have given up 231 goals while scoring 215 for a -16 scoring differential.

The teams play Saturday for the third time this season. The Sharks won the last matchup 4-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Filip Zadina has scored 13 goals with 10 assists for the Sharks. Klim Kostin has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

Pavel Buchnevich has 25 goals and 34 assists for the Blues. Justin Faulk has eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 1-8-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.6 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

Blues: 6-3-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sharks: Alexander Barabanov: out (lower body), Ty Emberson: out for season (lower body), Matt Benning: out for season (lower body), Vitek Vanecek: out for season (lower body), Logan Couture: out for season (groin).

Blues: Oskar Sundqvist: out for season (acl).

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