San Jose Sharks at New Jersey Devils 10/18/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/17/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Prudential Center in Newark
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Saturday night, the San Jose Sharks will travel to the Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils.
The San Jose Sharks played a thriller in their Thursday night meeting against the New York Islanders but fell just short in the 4 -3 shootout loss. The Sharks and Islanders were scoreless through the 1st period but they made up for it the rest of the game. San Jose took a 1 – 0 lead early in the 2nd but they were quickly matched by the Islanders. San Jose went ahead 2 -1 midway through the period and held that lead until early in the 3rd when New York scored 2 quick goals to go up 3 -2. The Sharks knotted it up in the 3rd and after a scoreless overtime, the teams went to a shootout. San Jose scored first but New York scored 2 more times to get the win. The Sharks are playing some inspired hockey and will definitely be a tough opponent for the equally strong Devils.
The New Jersey Devils will also come into this game after suffering a loss on Thursday night. The Devils fell to the Washington Capitals 6 – 2. New Jersey started strong and were tied 2 -2 with Washington after the 1st period. But the Devils virtually disappeared down the stretch as they allowed a goal in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd. Despite their late breakdown, the Devils are still posting decent numbers. Their power play efficiency and their penalty kill could be a little better but there is time to improve those numbers. And with both teams looking to erase the memories of losses, expect a tough battle.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
San Jose Sharks are 3-1-0 Against the Spread
San Jose Sharks are 2-2-0 against the Over/Under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
New Jersey Devils are 3-1-0 Against the Spread
New Jersey Devils are 3-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
San Jose Sharks
10/08/14 RW Barclay Goodrow Hand out indefinitely
10/06/14 C James Sheppard Knee out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Raffi Torres Knee out indefinitely
10/06/14 C Tyler Kennedy Upper Body out indefinitely
New Jersey Devils
10/17/14 RW Martin Havlat Facial doubtful Saturday vs. San Jose
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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