Canucks vs. Sharks - 3/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (34-22-6) at Vancouver Canucks (24-26-12)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +152 / San Jose Sharks -169 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, RSNP
The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks square off Thursday at the Rogers Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 29 goals, Brent Burns has 33 assists and Patrick Marleau has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 119 goals on 1,426 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 Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 24 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Radim Vrbata has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 107 goals on 1,273 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 54 goals on 639 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 10-4 in their last 14 road games. The Canucks are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 10-25 in their last 35 Thursday games. The Sharks are 8-0 in the last 8 meetings in Vancouver and 13-4 in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Sharks have won eight straight in Vancouver and 13 of the last 17 games against the Canucks overall. That has to count for something when you add in the way the Sharks are playing right now. Don't love the price, but San Jose should get the victory.