SHARKS (24-28-4) at JETS (29-24-5)
7 p.m. ET; TSN3, NBCSCA, NHL.TV
Brent Burns is set to become the eighth active defenseman and 66th all-time to play in 1,100 NHL games when the San Jose Sharks play the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Friday.
Burns, who has four points (two goals, two assists) during a three-game point streak, will play in his 528th consecutive game, the second-longest active streak among NHL defensemen, behind Keith Yandle of the Florida Panthers. Yandle leads all active players with 854 straight games played.
The Sharks are 3-6-0 in their past nine games after going 4-1-1 in their previous six.
The Jets, 4-1-1 in their past six games following a five-game losing streak, are one point behind the Arizona Coyotes for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Winnipeg is 9-4-0 against Pacific Division opponents this season.
Players to watch
Sharks forward Timo Meier has five points (two goals, three assists) during a three-game point streak.
Jets forward Patrik Laine has 10 points (nine goals, one assist) in his past 10 games.
They said it
"We can't [take too many penalties], especially against a team like Winnipeg tonight with their power play (4-for-14, 28.6 percent in its past three games). And we've got to revert back to the details and the structure that we had on the road. We didn't do anything fancy. We played simple." -- Sharks coach Bob Boughner
"They've got some big bodies. They've got some speed. They like to work it down low. They like to get pucks at the net, get some tip plays and things like that. So just boxing out will be big and [getting] good defensive positioning, and when you can hop into plays you can hop into the rush too." -- Jets defenseman Tucker Poolman
Sharks projected lineup
Evander Kane -- Barclay Goodrow -- Patrick Marleau
Timo Meier -- Joe Thornton -- Kevin Labanc
Marcus Sorensen -- Maxim Letunov -- Dylan Gambrell
Melker Karlsson -- Alexander True -- Stefan Noesen
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Erik Karlsson
Brenden Dillon -- Brent Burns
Radim Simek -- Mario Ferraro
Scratched: Tim Heed
Injured: Joel Kellman (lower body), Logan Couture (fractured ankle), Tomas Hertl (knee), Dalton Prout (upper body)
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Patrik Laine
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Blake Wheeler -- Mason Appleton
Jansen Harkins -- Andrew Copp -- Jack Roslovic
Gabriel Bourque -- Nicholas Shore -- Logan Shaw
Josh Morrissey -- Neal Pionk
Dmitry Kulikov -- Tucker Poolman
Nathan Beaulieu -- Luca Sbisa
Scratched: Andrei Chibisov, Anthony Bitetto, Sami Niku
Injured: Bryan Little (head), Mathieu Perreault (upper body), Adam Lowry (upper body), Carl Dahlstrom (broken hand), Mark Letestu (heart virus)
Poolman was activated off injured reserve Friday and returns to the lineup after missing 12 games with a lower-body injury. … Sbisa returns after missing three games with a right knee injury. … Winnipeg recalled Chibisov, a forward, from Manitoba of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
Marleau needs one goal to pass Mike Modano (561) for 25th on the NHL all-time list. … Connor has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past four games.