9:30 P.M. at san jose • SAP CENTER • FSN, 100.3 FM
Preview: The Sharks are fourth in the Western Conference, and the Wild was tied for seventh before Friday night’s games. The teams have split 3-1 games this season, both winning at home.
Players to watch: Wild RW Jason Pominville scored his team-high 20th goal in Thursday’s 2-1 victory over Chicago. … Ryan Suter (31 points) is 10th in the NHL in scoring for defensemen. … G Darcy Kuemper has a 2.22 goals-against average in nine games but has started six in a row. … Sharks C Joe Thornton leads the NHL with 47 assists and is sixth in scoring with 53 points but has only six goals. Thornton and W Patrick Marleau both got three-year contract extensions Friday. … C Joe Pavelski is second in the league with 28 goals. … G Antti Niemi (2.38 goals-against average) has played in 43 of 51 games.
Numbers: Former Minnesota State RW Eriah Hayes has skated in the past nine games for the Sharks and is looking for his first NHL point. Ex-Minnesota Duluth G Alex Stalock has consecutive shutouts as Niemi’s backup. The Sharks’ Justin Braun, a Minneapolis native, is seventh among NHL defensemen in plus/minus (plus-20). … The Wild is 1-8 in its past nine games at the SAP Center.
Injuries: Wild G Josh Harding (illness), D Jared Spurgeon (foot) and C Mikko Koivu (ankle) are out. Sharks forwards Logan Couture (hand), Tomas Hertl (knee), Raffi Torres (knee) and Adam Burish (back) are out, as is D Scott Hannan (concussion).
|Baltimore - LP: K. Gausman||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Nathan||6|
|NY Mets||3||Top 8th Inning|
|LA Angels||4||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Indiana||0||1st Qtr 10:03|
|Pittsburgh||1||2nd Prd 14:30|
|New Jersey||0||2nd Prd 14:01|
|Los Angeles||0||2nd Prd 11:47|
|Arizona||1||2nd Prd 12:20|
|Anaheim||0||2nd Prd 15:20|
|San Jose||3||1st Prd 2:04|
|NY Rangers||2||1st Prd 1:46|
|Florida||0||1st Prd :32|
|Montreal||0||1st Prd 17:11|
|Wichita State||30||2nd Half|
|North Carolina||20||1st Half 7:25|
|West Virginia||8:45 PM|
|St Johns||38||2nd Half 10:44|
|NC State||43||2nd Half 13:09|
|Missouri||39||2nd Half 12:15|
|Oral Roberts||40||2nd Half 14:19|
|Duquesne||28||2nd Half 12:32|
|Ole Miss||3||1st Half 14:53|
|Northern Colorado||9:00 PM|
|St Marys-CA||9:00 PM|