Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks visit Columbus after the Blue Jackets knocked off Boston 2-1 in overtime.
The Blue Jackets are 12-8-2 on their home ice. Columbus has scored 22 power-play goals, converting on 17.1% of chances.
The Sharks are 7-10-2 on the road. San Jose averages 11.3 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the NHL. Evander Kane leads the team serving 83 total minutes.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladislav Gavrikov leads the Blue Jackets with a plus-seven in 40 games played this season. Pierre-Luc Dubois has totaled four goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, four penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 7-0-3, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out (lower body).
Sharks: None listed.