The Sharks' four-game homestand continues with another opponent from theEastern Conference's Metropolitan Division, as the Columbus Blue Jackets make their only trip of the season to SAP Center Thursday.
It'll be a battle of the blue lines. San Jose's defense has two Norris Trophy winners (Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson) while Columbus has two of the best young defenseman in the game: Seth Jones and Zach Werenski. Werenski is tied for 14th among defenders in scoring (11 points), while Jones finished tied for 10th in points by defenseman last season (57).
Burns entered Thursday tied with Toronto's Morgan Rielly for the NHL's defensemen scoring lead, while Karlsson is yet to score his first goal. The 28-year-old has 12 shots in his last two games, however.
You can follow all of the action Thursday on the brand-new, MyTeams by NBC Sports App, where you can also read the latest insights and analysis from Chelena Goldman and Marcus White. Here's how you can watch Sharks-Blue Jackets, as well as NBC Sports California's pregame and postgame shows, live online.
When: 7:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, Nov. 1 (pregame show starts at 7 p.m.)
Live Stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app
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