Sharks vs. Canadiens Preview: On the road again
San Jose starts a five-game road trip in Montreal.
The Sharks are undergoing a pretty rough stretch right now, which somewhat counterintuitively means it's a great time for a long road trip. Whether it's the half empty SAP Center or the nightlife on Santana Row (or more likely an anomaly that has nothing to do with anything) the Sharks have not played well at home this season.
San Jose is 4-9-0 at home while holding a 10-5-1 mark on the road — a little more nuance might reveal injuries play a role here (especially when the last homestand is concerned) but regardless, the Sharks could use a win tonight using whatever voodoo they need to use.
Tale Of The Tape
|5th in Pacific||Rank||1st in Atlantic |
|53.7% ||Score-Adj. Fenwick||51.5% |
430PM PDT | Bell Centre | Montreal, Quebec
TV: CSN-CA | Radio: SJSharks.com, 98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Eyes On The Prize
Projected Sharks Lines
Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Melker Karlsson – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Joonas Donskoi – Chris Tierney – Tommy Wingels
Matt Nieto – Dainius Zubrus – Mike Brown
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Dylan DeMelo – Brenden Dillon
Projected Canadiens Lines
Max Pacioretty – Tomas Plekanec – Paul Byron
Lars Eller – Alex Galchenyuk – Dale Weise
Tomas Fleischmann – David Dessharnais – Daniel Carr
Sven Andrighetto – Torrey Mitchell – Brian Flynn
Andrei Markov – P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin – Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu – Tom Gilbert
- Interesting fact: The Sharks have not won in a while.
- It won't be much easier against the Canadiens, who are actually quite good this year instead of being carried around by Price.
- People are pretty mad about Brent Burns' defensive play, which I would comment on had I not died on the Brent-Burns-to-forward hill over a year ago./