Sharks look to stay red-hot

San Jose (18-3-1) at Dallas (7-10-4),

DALLAS (Ticker) — The San Jose Sharks continue to pile up wins
– whomever is playing in net.

San Jose looks to extend its winning streak to six games when it
visits the Dallas Stars on Friday.

The Sharks, who went 5-1-1 while goaltender Evgeni Nabokov
nursed a lower-body injury, won in overtime, 3-2, in his return
against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. Brian Boucher has
posted a 1.88 goals-against average as the backup goaltender.

A finalist for the Vezina Trophy last season, Nabokov made 24
saves in his first game since November 6 and improved to 11-2-0
on Joe Thornton’s game-winner 45 seconds into the extra period.

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Dallas is 0-2-1 in its last three home games and have not won at
the American Airlines Center since October 29.

The Stars snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday, scoring
three unanswered goals in a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Loui Eriksson tallied the game-winner with seven minutes
remaining and also dished out two assists.

San Jose won the first meeting, 2-1, on November 8 after the
Sharks were eliminated by the Stars in six games during the
conference semifinals last season.