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The Sharks return home from a short, two-game road trip in the desert. After getting a win against the Desert Dogs, the Sharks managed to come back from a 4-1 deficit only to fall 5-4 in overtime to the Vegas Golden Knights. As has been a common occurrence lately, the Sharks had a disallowed goal in the third in that game.
However, yesterday's game also showed a scoring touch from the San Jose Sharks, with five different players who put the puck in the net for four goals, including Brent Burns's first goal of the year. Up until that point, he was the only player in the top 100 shot-generators without a goal (he was sixth overall).
Speaking of top 100, Sharks forward Joe Thornton continues to climb up the all-time points leader, matching and then surpassing Joe Sakic in all-time assists. Thornton now stands 12th all-time in assists. He also only trails Dale Hawerchuk by 5 points all-time for 19th overall.
Tonight the Sharks revive the West Side Story matchup of Sharks vs. Jets. Like the Sharks, the Jets are on the second half of back-to-backs, playing yesterday in Anaheim for a 4-1 win. The Jets have been one of the top teams in the West this season, trailing only the St. Louis Blues in points. The Sharks will look to utilize some of that home ice advantage on the second half of back-to-backs.
Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.