The Florida Panthers and the San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center on Tuesday night.
Panthers Win 4th Straight
The Florida Panthers come into this one looking to build on their 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 21 points including a team-high 11 goals while Evan Rodrigues has 13 points with 10 assists. Matthew Tkachuk also has 15 points with a team-high 12 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 14 points with 9 assists of his own. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 8-3-1 mark with a 2.68 GAA and .905 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 1-1 with a 2.57 GAA and a .904 save percentage this season.
Florida Panthers Team Facts
The Panthers have won each of their last nine games against the Sharks.
The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games as favorites following a win.
The Panthers have won the third period in eight of their last nine games against the Sharks.
The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last five games.
Sharks Lose Again
The San Jose Sharks come into this one looking to shake off another loss, the most recent one a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks last time out. Tomas Hertl has 2 goal and a team-high 8 assists for his team-leading 10 points while Fabian Zetterlund has 6 points with a team-high 4 goals. Anthony Duclair and William Eklund each have 5 points with Duclair logging 3 goals and 2 assists while Eklund has 2 goals and 3 assists. Filip Zadina also has 3 goals as well on the year. MacKenzie Blackwood’s gone 2-7-1 between the pipes for the Sharks this season, posting a 4.00 GAA and a .900 save percentage while Kaapo Kahkonen is 0-5 with a 4.44 GAA and an .875 save percentage this season.
San Jose Sharks Team Facts
The Sharks have lost each of their last 15 night games against opponents on a winning streak.
The Sharks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last nine games as underdogs following a road loss.
The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Sharks' last eight night games at SAP Center at San Jose against opponents on a winning streak.
The Sharks have lost the third period in each of their last nine games following a road loss.
The San Jose Sharks ranks 32nd in the league for goals per game this season (1.20).
The San Jose Sharks ranks 32nd in the league for goals against per game this season (4.40).
The Florida Panthers ranks 2nd in the league for shots per game this season (34.2).
The Florida Panthers ranks 29th in the league in penalty minutes this season (109).
I’m rolling with the Panthers here. I’m just done with the Sharks, as I was able to snag some value with them against the Oilers, but have since regressed into old habits, struggling to score and giving up goals in bunches. The Panthers have started to find themselves again and are playing the better hockey by a mile coming into this one. Give me Florida.