San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames 12/6/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/5/2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary
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On Saturday, the San Jose Sharks will head out on the road to face the Calgary Flames in a game between two very good offenses. The Flames were able to pick up a 4-3 shootout win over the Sharks in their first meeting of the year.
The Sharks scored four second-period goals against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night and rolled to a 7-4 home victory. They scored on two out of their four power play opportunities and ended up with a 44-24 shots-on-goal advantage.
Through their first 27 games of the season, the Sharks are third in the league in power play percentage by scoring on 24.7 percent of their chances with the extra man. Center Joe Pavelski has a team-high 12 goals this year and is tied for the team lead in points with 23. Goalie Antti Niemi has won 10 of his 20 games and currently owns a 2.56 GAA.
On Thursday, the Flames won their fourth game in a row when they beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in the shootout. Defenseman Dennis Wideman was the top star in that win by scoring two of the Flames' four goals.
The Flames have been able to score 3.1 goals per game this year while only allowing their opponents to score 2.5 goals per game against them. Netminder Jonas Hiller is now 9-6-1 on the year with one shutout, a 2.9 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
San Jose Sharks are 13-14-0 Against the Spread
San Jose Sharks are 11-13-0 against the Over/Under
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
Calgary Flames are 17-10-0 Against the Spread
Calgary Flames are 14-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
San Jose Sharks
11/28/14 GO Troy Grosenick Upper Body out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Raffi Torres Knee out indefinitely
10/31/14 C Joe Colborne Wrist out indefinitely
10/30/14 C Mikael Backlund Abdominal out indefinitely
10/28/14 LW Mason Raymond Shoulder out indefinitely
10/08/14 C Sam Bennett Shoulder out 4-6 months
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose
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