Photo: flickr Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Sunday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks. In their latest game, the San Jose Sharks won 4-2 over the Montreal Canadiens. David Schlemko had a very offensively productive game with 1 goals and 1 assists. Patrick Marleau scored in the first period. Patrick Marleau has been solid this year with 12 total points. Timo Meier scored in the first period. Melker Karlsson scored once for the San Jose Sharks. Joonas Donskoi was dishing some apples with two assists. Brent Burns picked up an assist in the first period. The Chicago Blackhawks are playing in a back-to-back in this one, after coming from behind to beat the rival Blues 6-4. Artemi Panarin played a huge game and had multiple points. Looks for the Hawks offense to continue to thrive here.
Scott Darling is expected to get the call here. We've seen a superb 0.928% save percentage from Scott Darling this year. In his latest game, he was not good, allowing 4 goals. He has posted a 0.937 save percentage when playing at home.
We have Martin Jones penciled in as the confirmed starter for the San Jose Sharks. Martin Jones has been great during the season with a 16-10-1 record and 0.92 save percentage. His team gave him a moderate workload in his last game, allowing 2 goals on 28 shots. He has been superb recently, with a 0.922 save percentage in his last 10 appearances.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been notable at home, posting a 12-2-3 record. The San Jose Sharks have gone 9-7-1 on the road. The Chicago Blackhawks have gone 6-4 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The San Jose Sharks have gone 4-5 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Chicago Blackhawks have gone 2-7 against teams with a record above .500. The Chicago Blackhawks have been substandard when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 2 wins and 7 losses.
This one should be a good old fashioned barn burner. We'll give the over the nod in this game.
Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
Over 5 -130