The San Jose Sharks have rediscovered their scoring touch while boasting the same stingy defense they displayed just before the All-Star break.
That may not bode well for the struggling Phoenix Coyotes.
San Jose seeks a fourth straight victory overall and an 11th in the last 13 meetings with Phoenix on Saturday night at Jobing.com Arena.
The Sharks tallied only six goals while losing three of four prior to All-Star weekend, but they've put those low-scoring efforts behind them by beating Columbus 6-0 on Tuesday and Dallas 5-2 on Thursday.
Pacific Division-leading San Jose (29-14-6) went 2 for 5 on the power play against the Stars and has converted 5 of 13 chances (38.5 percent) in its last five games.
"Our power play got us two and I thought our penalty kill was good too," coach Todd McLellan said. "The power play is starting to look like it should. There is some emotion."
Ryane Clowe returned with a goal Thursday after missing the previous six games with a facial fracture.