The San Jose Sharks continue their march toward first place in the Pacific Division on Tuesday when they begin a three-game homestand with a matchup against the Arizona Coyotes. San Jose trails first-place Vegas by eight points after posting a 3-2 shootout victory at Anaheim on Sunday.

Logan Couture scored a goal and set up another as the Sharks tallied twice in the final 9:04 of the third period to overcome a 2-0 deficit en route to their fourth win in six contests. The 28-year-old center has collected four points during his three-game streak while defenseman Brent Burns, who leads the team in scoring (48 points), has registered a goal and five assists over his last five contests. Arizona is coming off its second win in seven games (2-4-1), a 6-1 home triumph over Chicago in which Alex Goligoski was one of four players to register a goal and an assist. The 32-year-old defenseman is riding a four-game point streak during which he has netted two tallies and set up four others.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, FS Arizona, NBCS California (San Jose)

ABOUT THE COYOTES (14-32-10): Clayton Keller also recorded a goal and an assist against the Blackhawks to extend his point streak to three contests after enduring a season-high five-game drought. The 19-year-old rookie center's tally was his team-leading 16th of the campaign but second in his last 15 games. Derek Stepan also carries a four-game point streak (one goal, five assists) into Tuesday's contest and is four away from 400 for his career.

ABOUT THE SHARKS (30-18-8): Timo Meier has heated up offensively of late, notching three goals and two assists over his last five games. The 21-year-old Swiss right wing, who netted the game-tying tally against the Ducks, is tied for third on the team with 14 goals - one behind Tomas Hertl, who has scored only once in his last eight contests. Captain Joe Pavelski was kept off the scoresheet Sunday after recording four goals and two assists in his previous two games.


1. The Sharks are looking to complete a sweep of the four-game season series as they have recorded a victory in regulation, overtime and a shootout thus far.

2. Goligoski's next game will be his 700th in the NHL while Arizona C Brad Richardson needs one point to reach 200 for his career.

3. San Jose is beginning a stretch during which it plays nine of 13 at home.

PREDICTION: Sharks 5, Coyotes 1