Chicago picked up its first road win of the year with an overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Patrick Kane assisted on the second goal and notched the game-winner in the extra frame to pad his lead as the team's top scorer with 12 points (4G, 8A).
San Jose dropped a 5-2 loss to Vancouver at home on Saturday night, the third stright regulation loss at home and fifth stright loss overall for the Sharks. Evander Kane scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season and defenseman Brent Burns added an assist to continue his team lead in points with 14 (3G, 11A).
The two teams met nearly three weeks ago as the Sharks fought back from four consecutive one-goal deficits before Barclay Goodrow scored early in the third for the 5-4 win. Patrick Marleau led the way with two goals in his season debut, while Andrew Shaw found the net twice for the Blackhawks and Dominik Kubalik scored his first NHL goal.
With their first road win of the season on Sunday night and three of a possible four points in a two-game Southern California stop, the Blackhawks are looking to tie a season-high three-game point streak tonight in San Jose.
This trip is the first time since Nov. 2016 that Chicago has netted more than two points in a three-game California swing, picking up just one win in each of the last two complete trips through The Golden State over the last two seasons. In that 2016 trip, Chicago won in San Jose before an overtime win in Anaheim and an overtime loss in Los Angeles - with matching results in the latter two cities this time around.
Head coach Jeremy Colliton said after morning skate in San Jose that there are no changes to the lineup from Sunday's win in Anaheim.
Here are the line combinations we expect to see against the Sharks: