Montreal Canadiens vs. San Jose Sharks - 12/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (14-14-1) at Montreal Canadiens (20-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -140 / San Jose Sharks +115 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks travel to the Bell Centre to take the ice with the Montreal Canadiens.
The San Jose Sharks have been in struggle mode and need to snap out of their funk soon. The Sharks have dropped six consecutive contests following a 2-0 defeat to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. The offense stalled even with Devin Dubnyk out with injury for the Wild. It didn’t matter as Martin Jones and the Sharks defense were left to fend for themselves but his 28 saves resulted in nothing but a loss with San Jose now standing at 14-14-1. Minnesota snapped a scoreless tie on a tally from Zach Parise at the 4:41 mark of the final frame with an empty netter off the stick of Mikko Koivu ending the drama. Minnesota saw Darcy Kuemper record his 6th career shutout with a 25 save performance to lift the Wild to 15-7-6.
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The Montreal Canadiens put and end to a four game slide with a 3-1 victory versus the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty, Brian Flynn scored in the opening frame with Jeff Petry scoring in the second for a 3-0 lead before the Habs turned things over to the defense and goalie Dustin Tokarski who recorded 25 stops to lift Montreal to 20-8-3. The Ottawa Senators were dominated at both ends of the ice with their lone goal coming off the stick of Jean-Gabriel Pageau in the second. Craig Anderson allowed all three goals on 31 shots before Chris Dredger came on to stop all eleven shots he faced as the Senators stand at 15-10-5.
The Sharks are 0-6 in their last 6 overall and are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest while going 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. The under is 3-0-2 in Canadiens last 5 home games and is 2-0-2 in Canadiens last 4 vs. a team with a losing record while 4-0-4 in Canadiens last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Montreal and is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings while the home team is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings. Perhaps the Canadiens here once netminders are confirmed…