The NHL is back on the schedule as the San Jose Sharks will clash with the Washington Capitals.
San Jose played on the road in Columbus Saturday afternoon, scoring a 3-2 victory. And on the other side, Washington scored a 4-3 road win over Carolina Friday night in their most recent contest.
San Jose Sharks Form
The Sharks have suffered an unlucky defeat in the game against the Blue Jackets.
San Jose played a good game and deserved something from this game.
Also, the Sharks entered Saturday night on the sixth spot in the Pacific Division. Moreover, they are seven points behind the Canucks for the final guaranteed playoff spot. As for the top spot, they are 11 behind the dominant Golden Knights.
On the offensive side of the game, the Sharks score an average of 2.62 goals per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 26th spot in the league in scoring.
On the defensive side of the ice. the Sharks concede an average of 3.33 goals per night. Therefore, this record is enough for the 27th defensive record in the league.
Washington Capitals Form
The Capitals are heading into this game after a hard-fought win in the game against the Hurricanes. Moreover, this win came in a good time as they ended their two-game defeat run. Additionally, they managed to get payback as they lost the first game this season against Carolina
Also, the Capitals have an eight-point lead on the Islanders in the Metropolitan Division race.
On the offensive side of the game, the Capitals score an average of 3.50 goals per game this season.
As for the defensive side of the game, the concede an average of 2.93 goals per game on the year.
San Jose has not been playing well in their away games this season. Also, they are playing back to back games and that will be a big challenge for them. On the other side, the Capitals are playing well at home. Also, they showed some commanding performances in their last game against the Hurricanes. So I expect another win for the Caps in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals on 1/5/2020 is: take Washington Capitals (Moneyline)
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