SHARKS (10-8-1) at COYOTES (5-15-3)
9 p.m. ET; FS-A PLUS, NBCSCA, NHL.TV
The Arizona Coyotes will seek their fourth straight win, and first against a Western Conference opponent this season, when they face the San Jose Sharks at Gila River Arena on Wednesday.
Goalie Antti Raanta is expected to make his eighth straight start for the Coyotes.
Goalie Martin Jones will start for the Sharks, who have lost three straight games (0-2-1). Jones has held opponents to two goals or fewer in 11 of his past 12 starts (8-3-1, 1.70 goals-against average, .938 save percentage, one shutout).
Players to watch
Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has five points (one goal, four assists) in his past five games.
Coyotes forward Anthony Duclair is on a season-high three-game point streak (three goals, two assists).
They said it
"That's the biggest thing if you're going to play at that stature. You've got to be a little fearless, and he's got that. He's an interesting prospect." -- Sharks coach Peter DeBoer to the San Jose Mercury News on forward Daniel O'Regan, who has two assists in two games this season.
"We're getting close to what we're trying to do here but we've still got a long way to go." -- Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet
Sharks projected lineup
Kevin Labanc -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski
Joonas Donskoi -- Logan Couture -- Tomas Hertl
Daniel O'Regan -- Chris Tierney -- Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier -- Ryan Carpenter -- Joel Ward
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun
Joakim Ryan -- Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon -- Dylan DeMelo
Scratched: Jannik Hansen, Tim Heed
Injured: Paul Martin (ankle), Barclay Goodrow (upper body), Melker Karlsson (upper body)
Coyotes projected lineup
Brendan Perlini -- Derek Stepan -- Tobias Rieder
Clayton Keller -- Brad Richardson -- Christian Fischer
Max Domi -- Christian Dvorak -- Anthony Duclair
Zac Rinaldo -- Nick Cousins -- Jordan Martinook
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski -- Niklas Hjalmarsson
Kevin Connauton -- Luke Schenn
Scratched: Mario Kempe, Joel Hanley
Injured: Jakob Chychrun (knee)
DeBoer said Martin had a setback unrelated to the ankle injury that has sidelined him the past 17 games. He did not make the two-game trip to Arizona and Las Vegas. There was no update on Karlsson, who sat out a 3-2 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. ... Chychrun took part in his third straight practice. Tocchet said there remains no timeline for his return but he's getting closer.
Donskoi has scored seven goals in 19 games. He had six in 61 games last season. … The Coyotes are 32-for-34 on the penalty kill in 10 games this month.