Sharks at Panthers 1/21/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Mike |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:07 AM ET

On Monday, the San Jose Sharks look to snap a two-game losing streak when they visit the Florida Panthers. The Sharks were defeated on Saturday by Tampa Bay 6-3. Evander Kane scored two goals in the loss and Marcus Sorenson scored one. Martin Jones made 20 saves in net for the Sharks. The Sharks had won seven straight game prior to losing two straight.

Florida won its second straight game following its 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators. Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck each scored a goal while assisting on another helping to lead the Panthers to the win. Joe Pavelski leads the Sharks in goals scored with 26. Brent Burns is the Sharks leader in assists with 43 and points leader with 52. Goaltender Martin Jones is 22-9-4 and has a goals against average of 2.82 and save percentage of .899. San Jose is 3rd in goals per game at 3.56 and 20th in goals against at 3.04.

Mike Hoffman leads the Panthers in goals scored with 23. Jonathan Huberdeau is the assists leader with 36 and points leader with 48. Roberto Luongo is 9-11-1 with a 3.23 goals against average and .894 save percentage. Florida is 12th in goals per game at 3.06 and 28th in goals against at 3.49.

San Jose has won 4 of the last 5 in Florida. The Sharks have won each of the last 4 played on 1 day’s rest, 6 of the last 7 versus Eastern Conference teams and 7 of the last 9 overall. Florida has lost 7 of the last 9 overall, each of the last 4 versus Pacific opponent and 8 of the last 10 versus Western Conference opponents. Final Score Prediction, San Jose Sharks win 4-2.

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