San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/27/2014
Monday, April 28 on CBC
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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The Los Angeles Kings avoided going home for the second straight game by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night. The Sharks lead the series 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Monday night.
The Kings looked like the more likely team to score right from the beginning and got their first reward for their effort eight minutes into the period when Tyler Toffoli scored his second goal of the series. Anze Kopitar doubled the Kings' lead four and a half minutes later when he was able to score off a rebound from Dustin Brown's missed shot. Jeff Carter finished off the scoring in the game with a power-play goal 22 seconds into the the third period.
Justin Williams may not have found the back of the net in the game, but he kept the pressure on the Sharks' defense by putting a game-high seven shots on goal. Los Angeles netminder Jonathan Quick had his first shutout of the series by stopping all 30 of the Sharks' shots.
San Jose goalie Antti Niemi had his worst game of the series and was pulled from goal after stopping just 16 of the 19 shots he faced for a poor save percentage of .842. Backup goaltender Alex Stalock came in and did a solid job by stopping all 22 of the shots that he faced.
San Jose is 22-19 straight up on the road this season
San Jose is 21-18-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Los Angeles is 23-18 straight up at home this season
Los Angeles is 13-23-5 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/26/14 RW Adam Burish Hand out indefinitely
No injuries to report at this time
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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