Kings at Sharks Game 3 - 4/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (48-30-6) at San Jose Sharks (48-30-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Los Angeles Kings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, NBCSN
The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks play game three of their series Monday night at the SAP Center.
The Los Angeles Kings need to steal a road game in order to have a shot at winning this series. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Jake Muzzin leads Los Angeles with one goal, Milan Lucic has two assists and Trevor Lewis has two shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed six goals on 46 shots faced. Quick has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks can pretty much put this series out of reach by taking a 3-0 lead. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with three goals, Brent Burns has two assists and Logan Couture has four shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed four goals on 51 shots faced. Jones has given up four goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Sharks are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games. The Kings are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Kings are too talented of a team and too experienced to go out like this. The Kings have also had great recent success playing in San Jose. While the Sharks certainly didn't work hard to let the Kings back in this series, you have to think Los Angeles will find a way to keep this series alive. I like the Kings to find a way to make this somewhat of a series.