San Jose Sharks at Phoenix Coyotes Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/11/2014
Saturday, April 12, 9:00 PM on CCA+
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona
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The San Jose Sharks and the Phoenix Coyotes played in their second straight overtime game the last time they saw each other, but this time the Sharks were able to come away with the 4-3 win. San Jose had 32 hits in the game to Phoenix's 22, while also leading in the shots on goal department 37-32 on their way to a home win.
Phoenix was able to score the lone goal of the first period thanks to a David Moss unassisted tally. Ten minutes into the second, though, Joe Pavelski tied it up with his 16th goal of the season. Moss answered just over a minute later with his second goal of the game, but the Sharks answered again when Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal a few minutes later. After Brent Burns was able to give San Jose their first lead of the game 10 minutes into the third period, Radim Vrbata was able to force overtime with a power-play goal for Phoenix.
Phoenix was able to get one goal in the shootout, but Marleau and Logan Couture were able to make their attempts to get the win for the home side.
Both goalies had good games despite giving up a combined six goals. San Jose netminder Antti Niemi was able to stop 34 of the 37 shots he faced, while Phoenix's Mike Smith saved 29 of the Sharks' 32 shots at his net.
San Jose has now won two of the three meetings going into Saturday's game.
San Jose is 21-19 straight up on the road this season
San Jose is 21-17-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Phoenix is 21-18 straight up at home this season
Phoenix is 20-16-3 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/20/13 C Tomas Hertl Knee out indefinitely
04/10/14 C Joe Thornton Stinger questionable
03/26/14 RW Adam Burish Hand out indefinitely
03/22/14 LW Raffi Torres Knee out indefinitely
04/09/14 GO Mike Smith Knee questionable
04/08/14 C Martin Hanzal Lower Body questionable
03/20/14 D David Schlemko Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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