Sharks looking to end longest slide of season

San Jose (42-12-10) at Minnesota (32-28-5), 8:00 pm EDT

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) — The San Jose Sharks will try to
snap a season-worst, four-game losing streak when they visit the
Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

The Sharks, who are tied with the Detroit Red Wings atop the
Western Conference, are coming off Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the
Vancouver Canucks. During its losing stretch, San Jose suffered
a 4-3 loss to the Wild on Thursday.

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Joe Thornton netted a power-play goal with three seconds left in
the second period Saturday for the Sharks, who are 1-4-1 over
their last six contests.

The Wild, who have dropped five of seven contests, are one point
out of the final playoff spot in the West.

Stephane Veilleux netted a pair of goals Sunday, leading the
Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.