Series (Game 2 of 4)

San Jose leads 3-1

Game 1: Friday, October 7th
Game 2: Saturday, October 15th
Game 3: Wednesday, February 8th
Game 4: Sunday, March 26th

Blackhawks 3

(2-4-0, 4 pts)

Sharks 4

(3-2-0, 6 pts)

10:30 PM ET, October 15, 2005

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
CHI 1 2 03
SJ 2 2 04

P. Marleau (Sharks - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

M. Sturm (Sharks - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

C. Anderson (Blackhawks - G): Saves: 40, Save Pct.: .909

Chicago (2-3-0) at San Jose (2-2-0) 10:30 pm EDT

Chicago (2-3-0) at San Jose (2-2-0), 10:30 pm EDT

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Now that they have gotten settled in their home environment, the San Jose Sharks will try to settle a score Saturday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks.

Eight days ago, rookie defenseman Brent Seabrook tied a team record with four assists and Pavel Vorobiev scored twice to lead the Blackhawks to a 6-3 victory over the Sharks.

Chicago followed that win with a pair of losses before ending an eight-game winless streak against the Colorado Avalanche with a 3-2 shootout triumph on Friday.

Captain Adrian Aucoin missed his third straight contest with a strained groin for the Blackhawks, who beat the Avalanche despite being called for 13 penalties.

San Jose dropped two of three road games before getting a pair of goals from Wayne Primeau in Wednesday's home opener, a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Despite consecutive victories, the Sharks failed to convert nine power-play chances and are 3-for-26 with the man advantage this season.

San Jose, which starts a six-game road trip Monday in Detroit, is 12-6-4-3 in its last 25 encounters against Chicago.