Having started their current three-game homestand with a victory versus Arizona, the Vancouver Canucks (3rd in Pacific Division) remain on own ice to host the San Jose Sharks (6th in Pacific), who have lost two outings in a row…
Sharks Lose A DoubleTwo straight defeats (0-2-0) are bringing the San Jose Sharks (21-24-4) into the weekend, as the team started its current three-date excursion with losses versus the Arizona Coyotes (6-3) and the Colorado Avalanche (4-0). Prior to the skid, San Jose had won two contests in a row, but is still just 2-3-1 in its last six fixtures. The team sits in the 6th place of the Pacific Division with 46 points from 49 games, having recorded an 8-13-3 tally on the road so far this season. Logan Couture leads the Sharks with 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists), while Evander Kane (35 points) has picked up the most markers (19).
Having appeared in 21 games (18 starts) thus far this year, goalie Aaron Dell has posted an 8-8-2 total for the ongoing campaign with a 2.84 GAA and a .909 save percentage. He has registered a 6-1-0 career tally against the Vancouver Canucks with a 2.14 GAA and a .929 save percentage. The Sharks, meanwhile, are burying the 4th lowest amount of strikes per game (2.59), while conceding the 5th highest amount on the defensive end (3.31). They are 24th in power play (16.8%) and top of the league in penalty kill (88.0%).
‘Nucks Win Three Of FourThe Vancouver Canucks (26-18-4) started their current three-game homestand with a win, beating the Arizona Coyotes with a count of 3-1, thus notching their third victory in the last four contests (3-1-0). They have still split their past six outings (3-3-0) following a seven-game winning run prior. The ‘Nucks are presently occupying the 3rd position of the Pacific Division, having collected 56 points from 48 fixtures. The team is 15-5-3 on own ice for the season so far, with Elias Pettersson leading the side with 21 goals and 50 points.
Goalie Jacob Markstrom has made 34 starts during the 2019-20 campaign, taking his ongoing performance status to 18-13-3 for the year with a 2.71 GAA and a .916 save percentage. He is 2-6-1 against the San Jose Sharks historically with a 3.46 GAA and a .886 save percentage. The Canucks, meanwhile, are netting the 10th highest number of goals per game (3.23), while giving up the 16th highest quantity in their defensive zone (3.06). They are 7th in power play (23.9%) and 16th in penalty kill (80.5%).
San Jose (according to Covers.com)
- Sharks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
- Sharks are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference.
Vancouver (according to Covers.com)
- Canucks are 7-0 in their last 7 home games.
- Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 games as a favorite.