San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes

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The San Jose Sharks will go on the road and take on the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. These two teams have faced each other twice this season with each team winning one game. The Sharks have a record of 13-14-4. The Coyotes have a record of 14-14-5.

Sharks Win Two Straight Games

The Sharks are on a two-game winning streak. Their last game was a 4-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings. Evander Kane scored two goals. Tomas Hertl and Rudolfs Balcers each scored a goal. Martin Jones was stellar between the pipes, stopping 42 out of 44 shots faced.

Although they have won two straight games, offense has been trending in the wrong direction for the Sharks lately. They have scored two goals or less in four out of the last six games. The team ranks 20th in goals per game, 19th in shots per game, 21st in shooting %, and 23rd in scoring efficiency ratio. Evander Kane leads the team with 29 points.

Defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for the Sharks recently. They have given up two goals or less in seven out of the last nine games. The team ranks 28th in goals against per game, 29th in shots against per game, and 26th in opponent shooting % and save %. Martin Jones has a record of 10-6-2 with a 3.23 GAA and a .902 SV %. He has given up two goals or less in each of his last four starts. Devan Dubnyk has a record of 3-8-2 with a 3.19 GAA and a .899 SV %.

Coyotes Coming off Win

The Coyotes are coming off a 5-4 shootout win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. Phil Kessel, Alex Goligoski, Lawson Crouse, and Jakob Chychrun each scored a goal. Adin Hill stopped 35 out of 39 shots faced.

Offense is a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last eight games. The team ranks 27th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 20th in shooting %, and 26th in scoring efficiency ratio. Conor Garland leads the team with 25 points. Jakob Chychrun is fourth in goals among defensemen.

Goaltending has been shaky recently for the Yotes with Darcy Kuemper missing the last eight games due to injury. Kuemper has been solid between the pipes this season. He has a record of 7-7-2 with a 2.41 GAA and a .914 SV%. The Yotes have given up three goals or more in six out of their last seven games. The team ranks 19th in goals against per game, opponent shooting % and save %, and 25th in shots against per game.

The Bottom Line
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Rating:

Defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for the Sharks recently. They have given up two goals or less in seven out of the last nine games. Martin Jones has a record of 10-6-2 with a 3.23 GAA and a .902 SV %. He has given up two goals or less in each of his last four starts. Offense is a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last eight games. The team ranks 27th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 20th in shooting %, and 26th in scoring efficiency ratio. Darcy Kuemper remains out for Arizona. Goaltending has suffered since Kuemper’s injury. The Yotes have given up three goals or more in six out of their last seven games. San Jose will win this game.

Prediction:
San Jose Sharks (+108)

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Rating:

Defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for the Sharks recently. They have given up two goals or less in seven out of the last nine games. Martin Jones has a record of 10-6-2 with a 3.23 GAA and a .902 SV %. He has given up two goals or less in each of his last four starts. Offense is a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last eight games. The team ranks 27th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 20th in shooting %, and 26th in scoring efficiency ratio. The under will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Under 5.5