Let us see which team fueled up on protein this Thanksgiving as these two teams will look to push each other around and get physical. The San Jose Sharks travel to face the Arizona Coyotes in what is looking to be a slobber knocker of a game. The San Jose Sharks sit 15th in the NHL with a record of 14-12-1. The Sharks have not swam downstream well this year with an away record of 5-6-1. The Arizona Coyotes are 6th in the NHL with a record of 15-8-4. The Coyotes have been solid hosts to their fanes, posting a home record of 7-5-1. Both teams need points and both teams will get very physical to win them.
San Jose Sharks Swim Away From HomeThe San Jose Sharks have not enjoyed playing on the road this year, posting an underwhelming road record of 5-6-1. The Sharks are still looking for their scoring touch on the road, ranking 19th with an average of 2.58 goals scored per game when on the road. Logan Couture has been the shining star of the Sharks offense racking up 25 points in 26 games. Couture is unbelievable, tallying up point after point, game after game. Couture will need to be every bit as good tonight to pick up the win.
San Jose needs to wake up on defense, ranking 25th in the NHL with 3.58 goals allowed per game. Martin Jones continues to struggle with rebound control and has had a weak glove all year. The Sharks have done a solid job winning puck battles in front of the net but still, lose the majority in the corners extending the pressure on Jones. Jones will need to
Arizona Coyotes Try To Keep WinningThe Arizona Coyotes rank 1st in goals allowed per game when at home with just 2 goals allowed. Darcy Kuemper continues to prove that he is the best goalie in the NHL right now. Kuemper had everything working, from solid rebound control, to a quick glove, and a solid blocker, Kuemper has got it all. The Coyotes need to start blocking more shots and clearing the neutral zone to relieve Kuemper of some pressure and cut down on shots allowed.
Arizona continues to search for someone that can score. The Coyotes rank 28th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at home with just 2.77. No one on this Arizona squad has been able to find their scoring touch, with their highest point scorer sitting with just 19 points in 27 games. The Coyotes will need someone to make plays if they want to win this one.
- Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
- Sharks are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.