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#81 San Jose Sharks 6
vs. #82 Vancouver Canucks -145

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:05pm EST
Rogers Arena, Vancouver
Written by Valdis Pans
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 Double

Two 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%).
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