Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks 11/26/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/25/2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM ET
SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose
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In a West Coast affair, the Calgary Flames will play at the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. This game will take place at the SAP Center. Calgary has been playing solid hockey on the season with a 13-7-2 record and 28 points on the season. The Flames picked up a 5-4 win in overtime on Saturday. For San Jose, they are 10-9-4 on the season. The Sharks have 24 points, which places them fifth in the Pacific Division. San Jose has dropped three straight games.
The San Jose Sharks are coming off an overtime loss on Saturday to the Phoenix Coyotes. Goaltender Antii Niemi turned away 22 of 25 shots, but that was not enough for the Sharks. San Jose tied the game in the third period from Joe Pavelsi’s 9th goal of the season, which leads the team. Big Joe Thornton is the leading point’s man for the Sharks with 13 assists and 7 goals on the season. The Sharks are 4th on the power play with goals on 23.6%.
For Calgary, they are scoring 3.1 goals per game which ranks fifth in the NHL. The Flames top goal scorer has been Sean Monahan with 8 goals, while Mark Giordano adds 17 assists and 6 goals. The Flames goaltender Kari Rammo turned away 25 of 29 shots, and is now 4-2-1 on the season. Calgary is the second worst team on the penalty kill. Opponents are scoring on 26.2% of their opportunities. Matched up with the Sharks efficiency on the power play, this might be a matchup to watch for. On the other hand, the Flames are scoring 21.1% of their power play chances.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
Calgary Flames are 13-9-0 Against the Spread
Calgary Flames are 12-8-0 against the Over/Under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
San Jose Sharks are 10-13-0 Against the Spread
San Jose Sharks are 9-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/20/14 RW David Jones Upper Body out indefinitely
10/31/14 C Joe Colborne Wrist out indefinitely
10/30/14 C Mikael Backlund Abdominal out indefinitely
10/29/14 C Matt Stajan Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/28/14 LW Mason Raymond Shoulder out indefinitely
10/08/14 C Sam Bennett Shoulder out 4-6 months
San Jose Sharks
11/12/14 GO Alex Stalock Knee out indefinitely
10/18/14 RW Mike Brown Hand out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Raffi Torres Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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