2022-04-08
Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks
League : NHL

San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Calgary Flames travel to take on the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 41-19, placing them 1st in the Pacific. On the season, the Flames are an above .500 team in their 33 road games, posting a record of 20-11-2. This includes playing well vs Western Conference opponents, going 21-12. The San Jose Sharks host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 29-31, placing them 7th in the Pacific. On the season, the Sharks are just above .500 at home, posting a record of 16-15-5. Heading into the game, San Jose has struggled against Western Conference opponents, with a mark of 15-19. The puck drops for this Western Conference clash at 1030pm EST.

 

The Flames Look To Keep Things Rolling After A Win Over LA

The Calgary Flames are coming off a home win over the Los Angeles Kings by the score of 3-2. In the game, the team needed 33 shots to reach their scoring output.The Flames managed to score 3 times, despite not converting on any of their 2 power-play chances. Defensively, they were able to pull out the win despite giving Los Angeles 6 power-play chances.

 

 

 

In 5 on 5 situations, the Calgary Flames have a shooting percentage of 7.9%, placing them above the league average. Their shooting efficiency is a key reason for their offensive success as they are also generating 5 on 5 scoring chances at an above-average rate. Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Flames should have at least 2.8 more goals on their total. On the season, their high danger scoring chance figure of 7.19 per game, compares favorably to other NHL teams.On defense, the Flames’ goalies have combined for the 6th best save percentage in the NHL, at 92%. This includes playing well when facing high-danger scoring chances, posting a save percentage of 83% (10th). On offense, they have generated 57% of the scoring chances in their games, good for the top spot in the league.

 

San Jose Is Hoping To Coming Off A Tough Loss To Edmonton

The San Jose Sharks are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. In the loss, the Sharks managed to avoid giving up a power-play goal. However, they still allowed the Oilers to score 2 times on a shooting percentage of 8.0%. In San Jose's light scoring night, they struggled to generate time playing with the man-advantage. For the game, they finished with just 3 power-play chances. Even with their limited power-play opportunities, they still managed to score 1 goal with a man advantage.

 

 

 

When looking at the San Jose Sharks' performance during 5 on 5 times, their shooting percentage of 7.1% puts them below the league average. This lack of efficiency has been a problem for the team as they are also struggling to generate 5 on 5 scoring chances. Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Sharks should have at least 16.9 more goals on their total.







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