9:30 p.m. at San Jose • FSN, 100.3-FM
One more, then the playoffs
Preview: The Wild closes out its regular-season schedule on the road. It’s gone 3-2-1 in its previous six trips to San Jose. The Sharks are sitting second in the Pacific Division with 100 points. They’ve won only once in their past five games, a 4-2 victory over the Avalanche on Thursday.
Players to watch: Center Logan Couture’s 34 goals are a career high. Defenseman Brent Burns has a team-high 54 assists. Center Joe Pavelski leads the Sharks in points with 65.
Numbers: The Wild is 11-6-6 against the Pacific Division. Center Eric Staal is one goal shy of Marian Gaborik’s franchise record for most in a single season (42). The Sharks are 25-12-3 on home ice. Their blue line has tallied 196 points.
Injuries: Wild D’s Ryan Suter (right ankle fracture) and Jared Spurgeon (right hamstring tear) and F Luke Kunin (torn ACL) are out. Sharks F’s Eric Fehr (lower body), Joe Thornton (knee) and Barclay Goodrow (broken finger) and D Joakim Ryan (upper body) are out. It’s unclear whether F Evander Kane (undisclosed) will play.