San Jose Sharks vs Montral Canadiens prediction 2016.12.02:
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California has not demonstrated to a be a favored getaway goal for the Montreal Canadiens as of late, particularly when they visit the “Shark Tank.”
The Canadiens hope to end a long winless streak in The Golden State and procure their first win at the SAP Center in over 17 years when they confront the San Jose Sharks on Friday night in a matchup of division pioneers.
Montreal, which sits on the Atlantic, has gone 0-6-2 in Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose since fixing the Ducks in a shootout on March 5, 2014. Additionally, after its keep going win on Nov. 23, 1999, Montreal is 0-7-2 in San Jose, having been outscored 37-17 and blanked three circumstances.
The Canadiens have permitted 11 strategic maneuver objectives in 35 opportunities to the Sharks taking after their last northern California win.
“I get it’s the ideal opportunity for a change,” defenseman Shea Weber told the Montreal Gazette.
Over the initial 15 amusements this season, the Canadiens were conjuring up pictures of prevailing groups that would go ahead to lift the Stanley Cup 24 times.
Montreal charged out to a 13-1-1 begin, scoring no less than three objectives in everything except two diversions. Five players – Weber, Alex Galchenyuk, Alexander Radulov, Max Pacioretty, and Paul Byron – joined for 23 objectives and 40 helps, with Galchenyuk and Weber every scoring six objectives. Byron, who’s never had more than 11 in a season, contributed with five.
Over their last eight challenges, the offense has become scarce as Montreal has gone 3-4-1 and been held to two objectives or less six circumstances. The five players who fueled the Habs’ offense from the get-go have totaled 10 objectives and 12 helps since their hot begins.
The absence of offense was clear again Tuesday night when the Canadiens opened the California part of their five-diversion street trip. Andrew Shaw helped Montreal keep away from its second shutout of the season by scoring with two minutes to play in a 2-1 misfortune to the Ducks. It was likewise the Habs’ 6th straight diversion chose by one objective.
“We need to make sense of an approach to score,” mentor Michel Therrien told the Montreal Gazette. “We had 40 shots … what’s more, we had some quality scoring shots, yet we couldn’t put the puck in the net.”
San Jose (14-9-1) enters play with a three-point lead over Anaheim and the Edmonton Oilers in the Pacific, and returns home searching for its 6th win in seven recreations in the wake of crushing Los Angeles 4-1 on Wednesday behind two objectives and a help from Logan Couture.
Couture has been scorching in the course of the last six amusements with five objectives and two helps. Brent Burns additionally has seven focuses over that traverse, including three objectives. Both players are tied for the foreman with nine objectives while Burns and Joe Pavelski each have a group best 21 focuses.
Couture has scored 10 focuses (three objectives, seven helps) in seven vocation amusements against the Canadiens. In four home diversions versus Montreal, Couture has two objectives and five helps to help the Sharks go 4-0-0.
Excepting harm or anything unanticipated, the amusement will include two of the NHL’s top goalies in Montreal’s Carey Price and San Jose’s Martin Jones.
Value, who ceased 36 shots against Anaheim, is relied upon to make his 6th straight begin, and he told the Canadiens’ legitimate site what the group needs to do to end their San Jose slide.
“In the event that we have puck support and we continue moving out feet, we make it troublesome on groups. That is somewhat our strength. We need to return to that,” he said.
Cost is 13-2-1 with a 1.68 objectives against normal, .947 spare rate and two shutouts. He’s 0-3-1 more than four vocation begins in San Jose with a GAA just shy of 4.
Jones is 12-8-1 with a 2.04 GAA, with a .921 spare rate and he likewise has two shutouts in 2016-17. He’s confronted Montreal four circumstances in his vocation with San Jose and Los Angeles, recording a 3-1-0 record with a 2.25 GAA, .911 spare rate and one shutout.
“He’s dependably been agreeable. He’s dependably been quiet. He’s world class. He’s a truly experienced person. He’s dependably been great,” Burns said of Jones.