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Tonight sees the Sharks wrap up their homestand against Southern California rival Anaheim Ducks. The two teams have met once before this season, with the Sharks getting the better of the Ducks in the shootout highlighted by a filthy Joonas Donskoi dangle as the ultimate game winner.
The Sharks hope to end this home slate of games with a win; both the previous games ended as hard-fought, two-goal losses mired by by goal reviews. There is a slight advantage at play for the home team tonight; the Ducks played last night in Anaheim against the Florida Panthers.
Both teams sit in similar positions in the standings, with the Sharks a point ahead with better special teams, but the Ducks have the advantage in the goal-scoring department.
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It was revealed at morning skate that Melker Karlsson is day-to-day with an upper body injury, ruling him out for tonight. Barclay Goodrow remains on injured reserve, but it's not expected to be a long-term issue.
After Aaron Dell earned the start against the Bruins on Saturday, Martin Jones gets the start tonight against the Anaheim Ducks.