The San Jose Sharks have won their last two games, both of them on the road, and will remain on the road for the remainder of their next week of games. Currently sitting with a 3-3 record, the Sharks are hoping the road trip will remain a fruitful source of wins and confidence. They beat the Devils and the Bruins on the road trip thus far, after dropping a game to the Anaheim Ducks at home - their second loss to the rival Ducks this season.
On Tuesday, the Sharks will kick off a new week of three games. They'll start by taking on the Nashville Predators at home. Nashville is still looking for its first home win, so the Sharks need to strike early to keep the crowd out of it. The Predators are searching for a winning streak after winning their last game, a 2-0 shutout of the Flames. They had previously lost four games straight.
On Oct. 28, the Red Wings will play host to the Sharks, and they've looking good right now. They did drop their last outing and suffered the first loss of the season, against the Washington Capitals in a 7-1 beatdown, but they're taking on the winless Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time on Tuesday and they'll probably have some momentum coming into a game against San Jose.
Then on Saturday, Oct. 29, the Sharks will wrap up the week against the Islanders. They're also 3-3 on the season, and have been as inconsistent as anyone thus far. They dropped the opening game of the season, then rattled off wins against the Wild, Lightning and Rangers, but have lost their last two outings. Before they take on San Jose, they've got back-to-back games against the Penguins.
With the return of Martin Havlat and Antti Niemi, the Sharks have looked better than they did at the beginning of the season. Havlat, in particular, has been impressive - his play has been high level in just 47 shifts, and he insists that he's not even back to 100% just yet.