San Jose Sharks (39-32-9) at Edmonton Oilers (24-43-13)
|Date & Time||Thursday April 9, 2015, 9:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +125 / San Jose Sharks -138 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday night at the Rexall Place.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have three power play goals in their last two games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Joe Pavelski leads the Sharks with 37 goals, Logan Couture has 39 assists and Patrick Marleau has 228 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Antti Niemi has allowed 154 goals on 1,784 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 51 goals on 518 shots.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Oilers are averaging 2.3 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five straight when scoring at least three goals. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers with 24 goals, Jordan Eberle has 39 assists and Nail Yakupov has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 164 goals on 1,519 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 76 goals on 681 shots.
The Sharks are 15-3 in their last 18 games playing on 2 days rest and 50-24 in their last 74 Thursday games. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 18-47 in their last 65 overall. The Sharks are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Edmonton and 20-7 in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Sharks have owned the Oilers for as long as I can remember, and they're the better team overall. I'll take the road team for the reasonable chalk here.