Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - 12/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (16-15-2) at Los Angeles Kings (20-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks visit the Staples Center to face the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks came from behind to defeat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in overtime on Sunday at he united Center. Jonathan Toews was the Blackhawks star with his goal at 2:21 of the extra session on a feed from Patrick Kane. Kane also scored with Andrew Shaw and Artem Anisimov joining him in the scoring column. Duncan Keith added a pair of helpers and Corey Crawford allowed three goals on 36 shots to help Chicago to 20-11-4. The Sharks received goals from Tommy Wingels, Joonas Donskoi and Joe Pavelski while Marc-Edouard Vlassic logged a pair of helpers. Martin Jones stopped 28 shots as San Jose has lost two straight to fall to 16-15-2.
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The Los Angeles Kings never found their offense and the defense didn’t show up in a 5-0 loss at the Air Canada Center Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs saw Michael Grabner score two times and log two assists with LeoKamarv also scoring twice and adding a helper. Rookie Byron Froese added his first career goal to help Jonathan Bernier to his first victory of the season behind a 26 save performance to earn his 10th career whitewash. Jhonas Enroth suffered through a tough night between the pipes with all five goals given up on 34 shots.
The Sharks are 0-6 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference while the over is 6-0 in Sharks last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. The under is 3-0-4 in Kings last 7 Tuesday games and is 3-0-5 in Kings last 8 games playing on 2 days rest while the over is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. The Sharks are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in Los Angeles and the home team is 27-9 in the last 36 meetings while San Jose are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. I’m leaning Kings but need to see goalies…