Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks 3/18/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/17/2022 at 11:05 PM ET

Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks 3/18/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Colorado Avalanche will continue a West Coast road trip Friday night as they travel to San Jose, CA to take on the San Jose Sharks. Colorado comes into Friday 43-13-5 on the year riding a two game win streak following a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Darcy Kuemper was lights out against Los Angeles saving all 23 shots against in 60 minutes leading to the shutout victory.

Offensively this season Colorado has been dominant averaging 3.82 goals per game on 35.1 shots as a team. Nazem Kadri leads the Colorado offense with 73 points this season to go along with a team high 51 assist. Gabriel Landeskog leads the team with 30 goals on 150 shots.

The San Jose Sharks will play their third consecutive home game Friday night losers of three of the last five games played including a 3-2 lost to Florida last came out. James Reimer was terrible in the net for San Jose posting a .912 save percentage after allowing three goals on 34 shots in just under 61 minutes on the ice.

As a team this season San Jose has used four different goalies combining to post a .910 save percentage after allowing 183 goals on 1892 shots. James Reimer is goalie number one for San Jose with 15 wins and 35 games posting a .916 save percentage. Adin Hill is the backup for San Jose with a .906 save percentage and ten wins on the year.

Colorado is by far the better team in this matchup, and it will show from the opening faceoff on Friday. Look for Colorado to take advantage of the struggling San Jose team leading to another win for the Avalanche. The Colorado offense will overwhelm San Jose leading to the easy win. Final Score Prediction, Colorado wins and covers 4-1.

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