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Devils at Sharks preview |

DEVILS (10-12-6) at SHARKS (15-11-5)

10:30 p.m. ET; SN, NBCSCA, MSG+, NHL.TV


The Game

The San Jose Sharks will go for their fourth win in five games when they play the New Jersey Devils at SAP Center on Monday.

Goalie Martin Jones will start for San Jose, which is 3-1-0 in its past four games after a four-game losing streak (0-3-1).

The Devils are 1-3-3 in their past seven games, including a 6-5 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Sunday. New Jersey has allowed at least four goals in seven of its past eight games.


Players to watch

Devils forward Taylor Hall has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in his past nine games and is one goal shy of 200 in the NHL.

Sharks center Logan Couture has five points (two goals, three assists) during a four-game point streak, and has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in his past 11 games.


They said it

“We battled and got the point. In OT we had a couple good looks. It’s a shootout loss, but I guess there’s some good things you take out of it.” — Devils forward Kyle Palmieri after the loss to the Ducks

“I think we just want to keep building our game. We’ve won three of four and we still have things we’ve got to work out, but we’re finding ways to get points.” — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer


Devils projected lineup

Taylor Hall — Nico Hischier — Kyle Palmieri

Marcus JohanssonPavel ZachaJesper Bratt

Miles WoodTravis ZajacBlake Coleman

Brian BoyleBrett SeneyStefan Noesen

Andy GreeneDamon Severson

Will ButcherSami Vatanen

Egor YakovlevBen Lovejoy

Keith Kinkaid

Cory Schneider

Scratched: Drew Stafford, Mirco Mueller, Steven Santini

Injured: Joey Anderson (ankle)


Sharks projected lineup

Evander KaneJoe PavelskiJoonas Donskoi

Tomas Hertl — Logan Couture — Timo Meier

Marcus SorensenJoe ThorntonKevin Labanc

Lukas RadilBarclay GoodrowMelker Karlsson

Radim SimekBrent Burns

Brenden DillonErik Karlsson

Marc-Edouard VlasicJustin Braun

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Tim Heed, Joakim Ryan, Antti Suomela

Injured: None


Status report

The Devils didn’t have a morning skate. … Thornton didn’t practice Monday but will play.


Stat pack

Palmieri has two goals in each of his past two games. … Thornton needs two assists to tie Marcel Dionne (1,040) for 10th place on the NHL all-time list. … Pavelski has eight points (six goals, two assists) in his past seven games.

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