Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion, 9:30 p.m. Saturday
TV: Comcast SportsNet
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Radio: WGN-AM 720
The skinny: The Sharks have lost three in a row and scored only 13 goals in last eight games, 10 of them coming from three players. The Sharks are without forwards Logan Couture (hand), Raffi Torres (knee), Adam Burish (upper body) and Tomas Hertl (knee). Corey Crawford starts in goal for the Hawks, who have defeated the Sharks in both previous meetings at the United Center.
Next: Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center, 9:30 p.m. Monday.
-- Tim Sassone