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Wednesday, November 2nd (All times eastern)

Nashville Predators (8-2-1) at San Jose Sharks (6-5-1), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Nashville Predators try to get back into the win column tonight when they visit the streaking San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion.

Nashville began the season with a team-record eight straight wins, but has lost its three games since (0-2-1). On Tuesday the Preds dropped a 4-1 tilt in Anaheim. Yanic Perreault scored the lone goal for Nashville, while Tomas Vokoun allowed four goals on 35 shots in the loss.

Nashville fell to 3-1-1 on the road this season, as it began a three-game trip.

The Predators especially struggled on the power play Tuesday, going scoreless in seven chances.

Nashville will visit Los Angeles on Saturday.

San Jose, meanwhile, has won three consecutive games on the heels of a four- game slide (0-3-1). On Saturday, Brad Stuart's goal with 23 seconds left in the third period sent the game into overtime and Nils Ekman scored the deciding goal in the shootout, as the Sharks edged the visiting Calgary Flames, 3-2.

Jonathan Cheechoo posted a goal and an assist and Patrick Marleau added two assists for the Sharks, who have won three straight games. Nolan Schaefer stopped 23-of-25 shots in the victory.

Schaefer was pressed into action due to injuries suffered by regular backstops Evgeni Nabokov (shoulder) and Vesa Toskala (groin). Toskala will likely remain out, but Nabokov is questionable for tonight's contest.

The Sharks, who are 3-0 at home, will visit Anaheim on Friday.

Nashville is 2-0 against San Jose this season, with both meetings taking place in the Music City. The Predators have won four consecutive games against the Sharks.

11/02 10:26:11 ET

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