SHARKS (43-23-9) at BLACKHAWKS (31-36-9)
8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, NBCSCA, NHL.TV
The San Jose Sharks will try for their eighth straight victory when they play the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Sunday.
A win by the Sharks would match their third-longest winning streak in team history and would be their longest since Feb. 13-March 3, 2011.
San Jose trails the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights by six points; the Sharks are four points ahead of the Anaheim Ducks for second place with one game in hand.
The Blackhawks recalled forward Victor Ejdsellfrom Rockford of the American Hockey League on Sunday, and he will make his NHL debut. The Blackhawks acquired Ejdsell on Feb. 26 in a trade that sent forward Ryan Hartman to the Nashville Predators.
Players to watch
Sharks forward Logan Couture has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past six games after going pointless in his previous four.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in his past 13 games.
They said it
"We know how to win different ways. But at the end of the day, we understand games are going to be tight and we gotta bring our [A] game." -- Sharks forward Joe Pavelski
"My first thought was to get adjusted to the smaller rink, it's a different game, but it's been going pretty good. I'm excited to be here. It's a great opportunity for me." -- Blackhawks forward Victor Ejdsell on his NHL debut
Sharks projected lineup
Evander Kane -- Joe Pavelski -- Melker Karlsson
Tomas Hertl -- Logan Couture -- Mikkel Boedker
Timo Meier -- Chris Tierney -- Kevin Labanc
Barclay Goodrow -- Marcus Sorensen -- Jannik Hansen
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun
Paul Martin -- Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon -- Dylan DeMelo
Scratched: Tim Heed, Joel Ward
Injured: Joonas Donskoi (upper body), Eric Fehr (lower body), Joakim Ryan (upper body), Joe Thornton (knee)
Blackhawks projected lineup
Brandon Saad -- Victor Ejdsell -- Patrick Kane
Vinnie Hinostroza -- Nick Schmaltz -- Alex DeBrincat
Tomas Jurco -- Artem Anisimov -- Andreas Martinsen
Patrick Sharp -- David Kampf -- Matthew Highmore
Duncan Keith -- Brent Seabrook
Erik Gustafsson -- Jan Rutta
Jordan Oesterle -- Connor Murphy
Injured: Corey Crawford (upper body), Anthony Duclair (lower body), John Hayden (upper body), Jonathan Toews (upper body)
Couture did not play in the second half of the third period on Saturday but took part in the morning skate and is ready to go. ... The Blackhawks signed prospect Dylan Sikura to an entry-level contract on Sunday. He will practice with the team Wednesday and could make his NHL debut Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets.
Jones is 12-3-1 with a 2.06 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and one shutout in his past 16 starts.