The Sharks have been a team that has bounced all over the place this year so far. Granted, the season is still young, but it is a problem for the Sharks as they are 0-3 on the year and have not even really been that competitive in the games they have played so far. To make matters even worse for the Sharks is the fact that their offense has been missing so far this year as they have only scored a goal a game in each of the games they have played so far.
While the Sharks are averaging only a goal a game, the team has managed to average a total of 31 shots a game. The defense is the question mark for the Sharks this year as they are giving up 4 goals a game, but to make it even worse the Sharks have only faced 32.3 shots a game on the year so far.
Nashville is coming into the game here playing right at the five hundred mark. The problem is the one loss the Predators did have was against the Red Wings in what ended up being a very disappointing loss at home. The Red Wings ended up putting in a total of 5 goals on the day and that was against what is usually a very good defense for the Predators.
The offense for the Predators is heading into this game with a 4 goals per game average on the year. The Predators have ended up getting a total of 37 shots a game, which keeps consistent pressure on the opponents goalie. The downside is the Predators are giving up 3.5 goals a game and have faced a total of only 26 shots a game.