San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames
|Date & Time||Thursday February 7, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)|
Calgary Flames -132 / San Jose Sharks +108
SN One, NBCS-California
The San Jose Sharks and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night.
The San Jose Sharks will look to build on their current 3-game winning streak after a 3-2 overtime win over Winnipeg in their last outing. Winnipeg took the lead early before Logan Couture responded just after the midway point of the 1st to give us a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes of play. Winnipeg took the lead in the opening minute of the 2nd and carried that lead into the final period before Marcus Sorensen tied the game at two 2:35 into the 3rd period. The rest of the 3rd period solved nothing, so it was off to overtime where Joe Pavelski picked up the win with the game-winner just after the halfway point of OT. Martin Jones got the win to improve to 25-10-4 after stopping 25 of 27 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Calgary Flames will look to build on a 4-3 victory over Carolina in their last outing. Carolina jumped in front early before Elias Lindholm tied the game 3:55 later, giving us a 1-1 tie heading into the 2nd period. Derek Ryan and Garnet Hathaway scored 4:55 apart to jump ahead 3-1 before Carolina cut the deficit in half to 3-2 headed to the final frame. Noah Hanifin restored the two-goal cushion that was key as Carolina pulled a goal back late but it was too little too late as Calgary would hold on for the win. David Rittich got the win to improve to 20-4-4 this season after stopping 34 of 37 shots faced in the winning effort.
San Jose is 10-3 in their last 13 games overall and 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Western Conference while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Calgary is 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference. San Jose is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money with the Sharks is definitely worth a look as San Jose has been playing very well in their own right as of late and have had a lot of recent success in this matchup. However, Calgary has been extremely hard to beat on home ice this season and just keep finding ways to win. If San Jose played better on the road I’d be hard pressed to turn down the plus money, but Calgary at home with a low line is too good to pass up so I’ll side with the Flames here.