Canadiens vs Sharks Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/11

Canadiens vs Sharks Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/11

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Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Montreal Canadiens - Canadiens Aim for Victory

Introduction

Prepare for a compelling clash between the struggling San Jose Sharks and the Montreal Canadiens. Explore the in-depth preview, featuring player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on January 11, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

 

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks, with a challenging 9-29-3 overall record and a 3-17-1 away record, face the Montreal Canadiens, holding a 17-17-6 overall record and an 8-10-2 home record.

Goaltender Comparison:

The Sharks present goaltenders M. Blackwood (4 wins, 3.87 GA/G, .890 SV%), K. Kahkonen (5 wins, 3.70 GA/G, .897 SV%), and M. Chrona (0 wins, 9.51 GA/G, .724 SV%). The Canadiens feature S. Montembeault (9 wins, 2.93 GA/G, .906 SV%), J. Allen (4 wins, 3.52 GA/G, .900 SV%), and C. Primeau (4 wins, 3.30 GA/G, .898 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game is set at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, on January 11, 2024, at 5:00 PM. The Canadiens are favored with a -150 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Tomas Hertl for the Sharks and Nick Suzuki for the Canadiens. Hertl leads with 28 points and 13 goals, while Suzuki boasts 34 points and 12 goals.

 

Injury Report

For the Sharks, Kyle Burroughs is listed as day-to-day until January 11. For the Canadiens, Tanner Pearson is on injured reserve until January 10.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
San Jose Sharks 1.98 4.10 25.3 35.5 415 20 19.4 40 71.0 2 0
Montreal Canadiens 2.74 3.44 28.6 33.5 397 24 17.9 36 72.7 4 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks suffered consecutive losses against TOR (1/9) and TOR (1/6) in their recent games.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens secured a shootout win against NYR (1/6) but faced losses to BUF (1/4), DAL (1/2), and TB (12/31) in their recent games.

 

Prediction

The Montreal Canadiens, playing at home and facing the struggling Sharks, have a clear advantage. With a stronger lineup and recent wins, the Canadiens are poised to secure a victory in this matchup.

The Canadiens are expected to capitalize on the Sharks' poor form, especially considering their recent losses and defensive struggles. With key players in good form and the home crowd behind them, the Canadiens are likely to dominate the game, securing a convincing win with a notable goal margin.

Pick: Montreal Canadiens

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