Calgary Flames (13-8-2) at San Jose Sharks (10-9-4)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 26, 2014, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: San Jose Sharks -173 / Calgary Flames +157 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks meet Wednesday night at the SAP Center.
The Calgary Flames have split their last four games as their offense continues to lead the way. The Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game on the season and have scored 18 goals in their last five games. The Calgary Flames have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring three or more goals and have scored a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Sean Monahan has eight goals, Mark Giordano has 18 assists and Dennis Wideman has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Karri Ramo has allowed 22 goals on 215 shots and Jonas Hiller has given up 39 goals on 449 shots faced. This will be the first time the Flames have played back-to-back road games in over a month.
The San Jose Sharks have lost four of their last five games and are losing ground in the Pacific division. The Sharks aren’t getting much production from their offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game on the season and scoring nine goals in their last five games. The San Jose Sharks have scored a power play goal in three straight games but are 2-8 this season when scoring two or less goals. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with nine goals, Joe Thornton has 13 assists and Logan Couture has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Antti Niemi has allowed 42 goals on 497 shots faced. This is the Sharks third straight home game.
The Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Sharks are 23-6 in their last 29 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 48-21 in their last 69 home games. The Flames are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose while the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Sharks need this game to get back on track and are catching the Flames on a back-to-back while they've had tons of rest. I don't love the heavy juice but there's no reason why San Jose shouldn't win this game.