San Jose Sharks (30-25-8) at Vancouver Canucks (36-23-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 3, 2015, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under:
The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday night at the Rogers Arena.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have four power play goals in their last three games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Joe Pavelski leads the Sharks with 32 goals, Logan Couture has 33 assists and Brent Burns has 192 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Antti Niemi has allowed 125 goals on 1,428 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 39 goals on 408 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have two power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Radim Vrbata leads the Canucks with 22 goals, Daniel Sedin has 40 assists and Henrik Sedin has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Ryan Miller has allowed 102 goals on 1,170 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 55 goals on 634 shots.
The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sharks are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Vancouver and 11-3 in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Sharks are playing some of their best hockey lately on the road and have had great success in the past playing in Vancouver. I'll take the road team in this spot.