With just about a quarter of the season gone Tage Thompson Jersey Womens , the San Jose Sharks sit atop their division but are also concerned about a lack of consistency on the ice.Looking to bounce back from a poor effort, the Sharks hope to even their season series with the last-place St. Louis Blues on Saturday night in San Jose.San Jose (10-7-3) holds a one-point lead over the Vancouver Canucks and a two-point cushion on the Calgary Flames in the Pacific Division. But the club has won three in a row only once and fell to 2-1-0 on a six-game homestand after Thursday’s 5-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.Article continues below ...“When we’re playing at our best, we see what’s successful that makes us win hockey games,” San Jose defenseman Brenden Dillon said. “We’re not really doing it for a full 60 minutes right now; we’re doing it in spurts.”The Sharks have allowed 64 goals this season — the same number the club has scored.“You can see the same kind of mistakes happening, I think, and as much as we talk about them and we want to do it right, when these same mistakes happen it kind of deflates us a little bit,” said center Joe Pavelski, who has four goals and three assists during the homestand.Dillon noted after the loss that “we are only 20 games in, but we are 20 games in” and believes he has the answer to the San Jose’s inconsistency.“We know what we need to do in order to be successful and that’s putting an emphasis on defense,” he said. “We have enough skilled guys in here that we’re going to get goals.”One of San Jose’s worst outings of the season came Nov. 9 in St. Louis when Blues backup goaltender Chad Johnson stopped 33 shots for his first shutout in nearly two years in the Blues’ 4-0 win.St. Louis (7-7-3) has split the first two games of a three-game swing Dalton Prout Jersey Womens , but remains at the bottom of the Central Division. Blues goaltender Jake Allen sees some recent improvement, however.“I think probably the last three, four, five games, we’re getting more on the same page and it’s nice to see,” he told Fox Sports Midwest after a 32-save performance in a 4-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night.Allen has lost each his last two starts in San Jose, and with games on consecutive nights, Johnson will likely face the Sharks in his first road start this season. The 32-year-old journeyman is 2-3-0 with a 2.08 goals-against average in six games, including four starts.Ryan O’Reilly collected two goals for St. Louis Friday and has seven of his team-best 10 markers over the last six games. He scored against San Jose in the first meeting of the season, but has failed to collect a point over his last three games in Silicon Valley.Linemate Vladimir Tarasenko assisted on both of O’Reilly’s tallies and is second on the club with 16 points (six goals, 10 assists). The Russian winger is still looking for his first road goal of 2018-19. He has just five helpers in six road contests this season Elias Lindholm Jersey Womens , and has been held without a tally in six of seven career games in Northern California.Goaltender Aaron Dell, who hasn’t played for the Sharks since losing to the Blues, is 0-2-2 with a 3.20 goal-against average in his last four starts, while Martin Jones is 1-2-0 with a 1.35 GAA all-time against St. Louis in San Jose. Jones’ win – and both losses – were via shutout.The Blues are 7-2-1 in their last 10 visits to SAP Center. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A fresh start was exactly what the Anaheim Ducks needed.Kevin Boyle made 35 saves in his first career start and the Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Wednesday night in general manager Bob Murray’s first game as interim coach.Jakob Silfverberg scored to help Anaheim end a seven-game losing streak, a skid which prompted Murray to fire coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday and take over for the rest of the season.The 64-year-old Murray had never coached professionally at any level but got the response he had been looking for, with Silfverberg scoring 6:30 into the first period to give the Ducks their first lead since getting the opening goal in a 5-1 loss at St. Louis on Jan. 23.“If you look at it, it wasn’t a clean game from us,” Silfverberg said. “We can always improve, but at the same time we’ll take a win however it looks right now. Hopefully this will get a huge load off our back and we can start building off this.”Anaheim didn’t offer much aesthetically, generating one shot during three power-play opportunities and often struggling to cleanly get the puck out of its own zone. But the Ducks did play with a feisty edge throughout the increasingly chippy game Alan Quine Jersey Womens , showing the emotion and pushback Murray believed had been lacking as they dropped 19 of their previous 21 games to plummet into last place in the Western Conference.Veteran forward Ryan Kesler got into a fight with Josh Leivo less than two minutes after Silfverberg scored, and Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf scrapped with Erik Gudbranson in the second period.Silfverberg felt the Ducks channeled that passion in the right way to earn their first victory since a road win over New Jersey on Jan. 19.“Emotion is something we’ve been kind of missing, but at the same time you got to do it the right way,” Silfverberg said. “You can’t just go out there and try to look to run guys over cause then you’re going to be spending the rest of the game in the penalty box and you’re not going to have any fun.”Murray certainly seemed to be making the most of his unexpected time on the bench, offering a sheepish grin when he was shown on camera to start the game. Despite delegating tasks such as line changes to assistants Mark Morrison and Marty Wilford, Murray admitted the game was much faster from his new vantage point after years of watching from up high.“I always told you it’s very easy upstairs, but it was good,” Murray said. “I enjoyed being around the guys and, again, tonight everything was positive so it was easier.”It helped that Murray had the benefit of Boyle, a 26-year-old undrafted rookie Petr Mrazek Jersey Womens , joining John Gibson as the second Ducks goalie to record a shutout in his first NHL start.Boyle made a series of difficult saves and caught a break when Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson hit the crossbar with a powerful slap shot during a power play in the first period.“If you didn’t watch what pucks went in the net tonight, you would’ve been really happy with our game,” Canucks coach Travis Green said.Jacob Markstrom made 21 saves for Vancouver, which has lost four straight road games.NOTES: Ducks D Cam Fowler played in his 595th game for Anaheim, passing Ruslan Salei for most appearances by a defenseman in team history. … Gibson was placed on injured reserve because of back, neck and head injuries.UP NEXTCanucks: Visit Los Angeles on Thursday night.Ducks: Host Boston on Friday night.