The San Jose Sharks are seeking to cap off a perfect home stand with a victory over the red-hot St. Louis Blues
This afternoon the San Jose Sharks have an opportunity to leapfrog the Calgary Flames for sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division. However the Blues aren’t going to give up these two points that easily, considering St. Louis is also fighting for playoff positioning in the Central.
Team Teal have won 3 straight games scoring at least 4 goals in each of those contests. They’ve battled through lots of illness and injury over the past week or so, but it doesn’t seem to be slowing down this explosive San Jose Sharks roster.
During this 3 game winning streak this Sharks team has strung together some impressive underlying numbers. They’ve got into the dangerous areas with ease posting a 57.50 HDCF% and converting on their opportunities in tight recording at at a 70% rate in terms of HDGF%, per naturalstattrick.
Regardless of the situation the San Jose Sharks have found a way to accumulate points in the standings. Team Teal is without both Erik Karlsson and Evander Kane yet again tonight, but will still be icing a potent group of skaters.
Projected Lines – San Jose Sharks
Timo Meier – Logan Couture – Joe Pavelski
Joonas Donskoi – Tomas Hertl – Gustav Nyquist
Marcus Sorensen – Joe Thornton – Kevin Labanc
Micheal Haley – Barclay Goodrow – Melker Karlsson
Radim Simek – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Tim Heed
Brendan Dillon – Justin Braun
Starter – Martin Jones
Backup – Aaron Dell
The Calgary Flames have lost four straight games and it’s given the San Jose Sharks the opening to surpass them. With a win this afternoon Team Teal can help further solidify home ice advantage during the playoffs. However the St. Louis Blues are finally playing to their potential and are also trying to strengthen their playoff odds.
Puck drop for tonight’s game is at 3:00 PM PT live at the SAP Center. The game is televised on NBCSCA and the audio is streamed via the San Jose Sharks official app courtesy of 98.5 KFOX