Penguins at Sharks Game 6 - 6/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (63-30-11) at San Jose Sharks (59-35-10)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks square off Sunday night in game six of the Stanley Cup Finals at the SAP Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins can win their fourth Stanley Cup title with a big road victory here. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Phil Kessel leads Pittsburgh with 10 goals, Nick Bonino has 14 assists and Sidney Crosby has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed four goals on 32 shots faced and Matt Murray has given up 43 goals on 556 shots. Murray has given up seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks need a victory here in order to force a game seven on Wednesday night. 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 14 goals, Logan Couture has 20 assists and Brent Burns has 75 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 51 goals on 658 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 Sharks game five victory was the first time they had a lead in this series in regulation. That's got to make San Jose feel good heading into another must-win on its home ice. The Penguins blew their chance to close the series out, and now the Sharks return home where they've been very comfortable and very successful these playoffs.
I see a game seven taking place next week.