|Division Rank||8th Metro||2nd Pacific|
|Conference Rank||15th EC||5th WC|
|Streak||Won 1||Won 1|
|Power Play %||16.3%||21.0%|
|Penalty Kill %||87.1%||81.9%|
|ES Goals For %||42.9%||47.7%|
|ES Corsi For %||50.7%||51.2%|
|ES Save Percentage||.915||.920|
|ES Save Percentage||.911||.911|
- Hey Canes fans, remember Troy Grosenick? The rookie Sharks netminder made his NHL debut on November 16th when the Canes and Sharks faced off in Raleigh. Though the Canes thoroughly dominated play, Grosenick was impenetrable in the crease and fought off all 45 shots he faced for a historic 2-0 shutout.
- That November loss was one of only two to the Sharks in their last eight meetings. The Canes won both games in 2013-14 including a 3-2 overtime road win last March.
- The Canes are wrapping up a four-game road trip where they have gone 1-1-1 so far, their last a shootout win in Arizona on Thursday. They've had good fortune to play every other day which has allowed time for rest and travel, and after tonight's game they don't play again until Thursday.
- The Canes traveled yesterday and did not practice, so there are no known line-up changes going into tonight's game. Ryan Murphy fell awkwardly while drawing a high sticking penalty during the first period of Thursday's game and was not able to return. There was no update to his condition other than a lower body injury, though there were informal reports he was seen on crutches as the team left Phoenix. Chances are he will be out tonight and Brett Bellemore will draw back in on defense.
- Elias Lindholm, who scored the shootout winner Thursday night, has five points in three career games against the Sharks.
- While the Canes are relatively well-rested, the Sharks are playing their third game in four nights and are coming off back-to-back games on the road where they lost 3-1 to Calgary on Wednesday night then won 5-1 against Vancouver on Thursday. It was head coach Todd McClellan's 299th career NHL win. Six rookies were in the line-up for the Sharks, and they combined for five points. Chris Tierney scored his first NHL goal and Danil Tarasov logged his first NHL point.
- Joe Pavelski leads the league with 15 power play goals, and leads the Sharks with 47 points (28g, 19a), followed by Logan Couture (18g, 27a) with 45 points and Joe Thornton (11g, 33a) with 44 points.
- Like the Canes, the Sharks didn't practice after their return from Vancouver, so stay tuned for line-up changes after this morning's skates.
- Tonight's game will have a bit of extra camera coverage as it will be featured in the EPIX Road to the Stadium Series, which is following the Sharks and Kings prior to their game at Levi Stadium on February 22.
Hurricanes (from Thursday's game)
Injuries and Scratches: Ryan Murphy (lower body), Chris Terry (healthy), Riley Nash (healthy)
Injuries and Scratches: Raffi Torres (knee), Mike Brown (lower body), Tommy Wingels (hand), Justin Braun (hand), Tyer McGinn (upper body), John Scott (healthy), Scott Hannan (healthy), Tyler Kennedy (healthy)