San Jose Sharks at Dallas Stars 11/8/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/7/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
American Airlines Center in Dallas
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The San Jose Sharks will go on the road on Saturday night to take on the Dallas Stars, who have no lost six games in a row. Last season, the Sharks were able to beat the Stars in two out of their three games against each other.
The Sharks played well defensively against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, but they still ended up losing 3-2 on home ice. They gave up just 19 shots on goal in that game, but they did allowed the Canucks to score on their only power play opportunity.
In their first 14 games, the Sharks have a 25.5 percent power play percentage, which is one of the five best in the NHL right now. Center Logan Couture has 13 points on the season, including a team-high seven goals. Netminder Antti Niemi is 6-3-1 with a shutout and a .918 save percentage.
On Thursday night, the Stars' struggles continued as they were beaten 3-2 by the Nashville Predators at home. Their penalty kill was to blame for that loss as they allowed the Predators to score on two of their three chances with the extra man.
The Stars are in the bottom half of the league in goals against after giving up 3.4 goals per game in their first 13 games. Their best player has been center Tyler Seguin, who has seven goals and nine assists. Goaltender Kari Lehtonen has a 4-3-4 record with a .904 save percentage and a 2.94 GAA.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
San Jose Sharks are 7-7-0 Against the Spread
San Jose Sharks are 6-8-0 against the Over/Under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
Dallas Stars are 4-9-0 Against the Spread
Dallas Stars are 5-7-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
San Jose Sharks
10/27/14 C Tyler Kennedy Upper Body out indefinitely
10/18/14 RW Mike Brown Hand out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Raffi Torres Knee out indefinitely
11/07/14 C Cody Eakin Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. San Jose
10/20/14 D Patrick Nemeth Arm out for season
10/05/14 C Rich Peverley Heart out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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