San Jose Sharks (0-4-0, eighth in the Pacific Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (0-1-0, sixth in the Central Division)
Chicago; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose looks to break its four-game losing streak with a win over Chicago.
Chicago went 36-34-12 overall and 20-21-9 in Western Conference games during the 2018-19 season. The Blackhawks scored 267 total goals last season, 48 on power plays and six shorthanded.
San Jose finished 46-27-9 overall and 32-14-4 in Western Conference play in the 2018-19 season. The Sharks were called for 298 penalties last season averaging 3.6 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes per game.
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The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
Blackhawks Injuries: Calvin de Haan: day to day (lower body).
Sharks Injuries: Tim Heed: day to day (upper body), Marcus Sorensen: day to day (undisclosed).