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San Jose, California; SAP Arena Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tank Time Nashville concludes a three-game California road swing Saturday night when they visit the Sharks at SAP Center. Nashville bounced back from a 3-2 loss at Anaheim last Tuesday by thumping the hapless LA Kings 3-1 on Thursday. The Sharks had won six games in a row before losing to Florida on Thursday at the Tank. Nashville has dropped a pair of 5-4 setbacks to San Jose this season, with Viktor Arvidsson collecting two goals and an assist in an Oct. 23 meeting while his goal in Thursday’s 3-1 victory at Staples Center gave him at least 29 for the third straight season. The Sharks will attempt to secure their 14th playoff berth in 15 seasons on Saturday when they host the Predators. Their initial bid to become the first Western Conference team to gain entry into the postseason went by the boards as they saw their six-game winning streak halted with Thursday’s 4-2 setback against Florida. AHL - San Jose Barracuda face off against the Colorado Eagles Saturday afternoon 1:15 at San Jose Arena. BOTTOM LINE: The Sharks are 29-8-3 against Western Conference opponents. San Jose is second in the NHL recording 9.9 points per game, averaging 3.6 goals and 6.3 assists. The Predators have gone 18-14-4 away from home. Nashville has given up 43 power-play goals, killing 80.6 percent of opponent chances. In their last meeting on Nov. 13, San Jose won 5-4. Marcus Sorensen recorded a team-high two assists for the Sharks in the victory. TOP PERFORMERS: Brent Burns has recorded 73 total points while scoring 13 goals and adding 60 assists for the Sharks. Timo Meier has totaled five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for San Jose. Ryan Johansen leads the Predators with 57 total points, scoring 11 goals and adding 46 assists. Viktor Arvidsson has collected 6 points over the last 10 games for Nashville. LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-5-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.5 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .908 save percentage. Sharks: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .896 save percentage. Sharks Injuries: Erik Karlsson: perpetually OUT (lower body), Radim Simek: out (lower body). Predators Injuries: None listed.