Photo: flickr vaguelyserious Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Thursday we've got a nice Western Pacific matchup coming between the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks at SAP Center. The Edmonton Oilers are coming off a 4-6 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Milan Lucic scored in the first period. Milan Lucic is in the top five in points for his team this year. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a multi goal game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been an effective player with 18 goals and 23 assists this season. Darnell Nurse had a big night with 1 goals and 1 assists. Jordan Eberle had an assist. Kris Russell had an assist.
Martin Jones will try to be a brick wall in net for the San Jose Sharks. He last played on Tuesday and put together a 0.971 save percentage. Martin Jones was superb when playing at home last season with a 0.918 SV% over 28 appearances.
Cam Talbot will try to be a brick wall in net for the Edmonton Oilers. His team gave him a average workload in his last game, allowing 5 goals on 26 shots. Cam Talbot was superb on the road last season with a 0.916 SV% over 10 appearances
The San Jose Sharks have been good at home, posting a 25-10-4 record. The Edmonton Oilers have been uninspired when playing on the road with a 20-14-5 record. The San Jose Sharks have gone 15-13 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Edmonton Oilers have gone 17-9 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The San Jose Sharks have been miserable when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 11 wins and 18 losses.
We like the San Jose Sharks to roll in this one. Take the San Jose Sharks here.
Game Time: 10:35 PM ET
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