San Jose Sharks (36-30-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-11)
|Date & Time||Sunday March 29, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -151 / San Jose Sharks +137 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have two power play goals in their last four games and have won seven straight when scoring at least three goals. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 36 goals, Logan Couture has 37 assists and Patrick Marleau has 214 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Antti Niemi has allowed 149 goals on 1,728 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 43 goals on 440 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have three power play goals in their last four games and have won 12 straight when scoring at least three goals. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 28 goals, Sidney Crosby has 53 assists and Brandon Sutter has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 129 goals on 1,636 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 46 goals on 526 shots.
The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 games following a win. The Penguins are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 39-19 in their last 58 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 16-3-1 in the last 20 meetings.
The Penguins don't deserve this type of chalk with the way they've played the last two weeks. Also, the Shrks have beaten the penguins in 16 of their last 20 meetings. I'll gladly take the plus money here.