2021-12-08
Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks
League : NHL

San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The algary Flames will go on the road and take on the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center. The Flames have a record of 15-5-5. The Sharks have a record of 13-11-1. 

Flames Three-Game Winning Streak Snapped

Calgary was a +110 underdog in their last game and they lost 3-2 against the Vegas Golden Knights. Elias Lindholm and Andrew Mangiapane each scored a goal. Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 out of 28 shots faced.

 

 

The offense has performed well for the Flames this season. Calgary has scored four goals or more in five out of the last nine games. They rank 12th in goals per game, seventh in shots per game, 18th in shooting %, and first in scoring efficiency ratio. Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames with 28 points. Gaudreau has nine goals and 19 assists. Elias Lindholm has scored 11 goals and he has 14 assists. Andrew Mangiapane has had a good start to the season, scoring 17 goals.

Defense and goaltending have been very good for the Flames. Calgary ranks first in goals against per game, fifth in shots against per game, and first in opponent shooting %, and save %. Jacob Markstrom has a record of 10-5-4 with a 1.83 GAA and a .937 SV%. Markstrom ranks first in the league in shutouts, with five on the season. Dan Vladar has a record of 5-0-1 with a 1.78 GAA and .939 SV%. Vladar has recorded two shutouts in six starts.

 

Sharks Lose Two Straight

San Jose was a -115 favorite in their last game but they lost 6-4 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Matt Nieto and Timo Meier each had two assists. Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, Nick Bonino, and Tomas Hertl each scored a goal.

 

The offense has been struggling lately for the Sharks. They have scored two goals or less in seven out of the last 10 games. San Jose ranks 25th in goals per game, 26th in shots per game, 19th in shooting %, and 21st in scoring efficiency ratio. Timo Meier leads the team with 26 points. Meier has two points or more in four out of the last five games.

Defense and goaltending have been very good for San Jose. They rank ninth in goals against per game, sixth in shots against per game, and 15th in opponent shooting % and save %. James Reimer has a record of 8-4-1 with a 2.05 GAA and .934 SV%. Adin Hall has a record of 5-7-0 with a 2.79 GAA and .901 SV%.







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