Blues at Sharks Game 6 - 5/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (59-31-11) at San Jose Sharks (57-33-9)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -151 / St. Louis Blues +137 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks meet Wednesday night for game six of the Western Conference Finals at the SAP Center.
The St. Louis Blues need a victory in order to force a game seven on Friday night. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Troy Brouwer leads St. Louis with eight goals, Robby Fabbri has 11 assists and David Backes has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Brian Elliott has allowed 39 goals on 520 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up seven goals on 68 shots. Elliott has given up seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks hope to advance to their first ever Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. 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 12 goals, Logan Couture has 14 assists and Brent Burns has 58 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 37 goals on 453 shots faced and James Reimer has given up one goal on seven shots. Jones has given up seven goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 19-7 in their last 26 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 Conference Finals games. The Sharks are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 4-12 in their last 16 Conference Finals games. The Blues are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in San Jose.
It's tough not to pick the Sharks here. Not only has San Jose been the better team this series and throughout the playoffs, but you get the feeling the Blues blew their chance at this series by losing game five on their home ice. The Sharks have been money at home, and they should be able to close this thing out.