San Jose hosts Anaheim in division showdown

Anaheim Ducks (12-23-7, eighth in the West Division) versus San Jose Sharks (18-18-4, sixth in the West Division)

San Jose, California; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM: West Division opponents, San Jose and Anaheim, clash.

The Haie are 18-18-4 against division opponents. San Jose averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the fourth most in the NHL. Kurtis Gabriel leads the team and serves a total of 55 minutes.

The ducks are 12-23-7 against opponents in the West Division. Anaheim is the last team in the NHL with an average of 5.7 points per game. Sam Carrick leads the team with 3 total points.

When they last met on April 6, Anaheim won 5-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Evander Kane leads the Sharks with 35 points, scores 16 goals and collects 19 assists. Tomas Hertl has scored four goals and four assists in the last 10 games for San Jose.

Maxime Comtois leads the ducks with 11 goals and has 23 points. Derek Grant has scored three goals and two assists in the last 10 games for Anaheim.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Haie: 6-4-0, average 2.7 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a saving of 0.913 percent.

Ducks: 3-6-1, an average of 2.2 goals, 3.2 assists, 4.9 penalties and 15.2 penalty minutes, while 2.6 goals per game are given up with a saving of 0.923 percent.

INJURIES: Sharks: Matt Nieto: out (lower body), Marc-Edouard Vlasic: day after day (upper body).

Ducks: None listed.

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