San Jose (37-7-7) at Pittsburgh (26-24-5), 7:30 pm EST
PITTSBURGH (Ticker) — Captain Patrick Marleau and the San Jose
Sharks will look to build off an impressive period when they
continue their season-long, five-game road trip against the
Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
Marleau recorded a goal and two assists during a four-goal third
period as the Sharks skated to a 5-2 victory over the Boston
Bruins in a battle of conference leaders.
Defenseman Rob Blake, Milan Michalek, All-Star Joe Thornton and
Mike Grier also scored for the Western Conference-leading
Sharks, who snapped a season-worst, three-game slide.
The 29-year-old Marleau, who ended a four-game goal drought, has
notched 26 tallies and 27 assists this season.
While San Jose is chasing down the Presidents’ Trophy, the
Penguins are just trying to jump into the playoff picture.
The defending Eastern Conference champions are coming off a 3-0
loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in a Stanley Cup finals
Since winning six consecutive games in early November,
Pittsburgh has posted a 15-20-3 record and fallen to 10th place
in the East.