Flames vs. Sharks - 3/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (35-23-6) at Calgary Flames (27-34-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames +149 / San Jose Sharks -165 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, RSNW
The San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames square off Monday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The San Jose Sharks look for another win after winning 10 of their last 17 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 29 goals, Brent Burns has 34 assists and Patrick Marleau has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 121 goals on 1,456 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Calgary Flames could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 24 goals, Sean Monahan has 25 assists and Mark Giordano has 158 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 94 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 73 goals on 625 shots. Hiller has allowed 14 goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 15-7 in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 road games. The Flames are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win. The Sharks are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
The Flames haven't won back-to-back games in a month. Meanwhile, the Sharks have been solid on the road and has already won in Calgary this season. I'll side with San Jose on the road.