St Louis (7-20-4) at San Jose (15-14-4) 10:30 pm EST
SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Joe Thornton and the San Jose
Sharks look to get rolling again offensively when they host the
lowly St. Louis Blues on Friday.
The Sharks have gone 7-2-0 since acquiring Thornton from the
Boston Bruins on November 30 and have averaged 4.2 goals per
game with the three-time All-Star center in the lineup.
However, San Jose never got going offensively in its 2-1 loss to
the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
Patrick Marleau tallied 90 second into the contest, but the
Sharks failed to score after that. Thornton did not register a
point, snapping his 14-game points streak and an eight-game
streak with San Jose.
St. Louis has dropped three straight to San Jose and nine of 12
On Friday, the Blues hope to bounce back from a 6-3 drubbing at
the hands of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Dean McAmmond registered a goal and an assist for St. Louis,
which allowed Anaheim to tally four times in the first period.