Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks
|Date & Time||Thursday October 10, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
CHI -115 O/U 6.5
The San Jose Sharks are set to visit United Center in Chicago, Illinois for a Western Conference clash against the Chicago Blackhawks. The San Jose Sharks come into this matchup with a 0-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Nashville Predators, 5-2. Brent Burns was able to record a goal and assist for the San Jose Sharks while Evander Kane pitched in the other goal of the game. The San Jose Sharks were able to outshoot the Nashville Predators by a significant amount, 35-25.
The San Jose Sharks struggled in keeping the Nashville Predators off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 5 goals on 25 shots. The Sharks starting goaltender Martin Jones struggled in the crease as he recorded 20 saves which puts his save percentage at .854 on the season. The San Jose Sharks were slightly edged out by the Nashville Predators in the faceoff circle, 33-32.
The Chicago Blackhawks come into this matchup with a 0-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent game against the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3. The Chicago Blackhawks received a productive game out of Patrick Kane as he recorded 1 goal and 2 assists while Alex DeBrincat and Alexander Nylander contributed goals. The Chicago Blackhawks were outshot by the Philadelphia Flyers, 38-31.
The Chicago Blackhawks struggled in keeping the Philadelphia Flyers off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 4 goals on 38 shots. The Blackhawks starting goaltender Corey Crawford struggled in the crease as he recorded 34 saves which puts his save percentage at .895 on the season. The Chicago Blackhawks were dominated in the faceoff circle by the Philadelphia Flyers, 36-22.
The San Jose Sharks have been awful to start the season as are 0-4, and they have been outscored 17-5 in those matchups. The Chicago Blackhawks were apart of the NHL Global Series which is why they only have 1 game under their belt, but this is a talented team with Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Jonathan Toews. The Blackhawks should be able to put a couple of goals up on Martin Jones as he has a GAA of 4.55, and Corey Crawford should do enough to keep Chicago on top in their home opener.