Tonights NHL Picks February 5th 2015

0-1 last night as the Bruins fell to the Rangers by a score of 3-2.

Nine games on the board tonight, one pick going. Great odds on the Sharks tonight.

San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks: SHARKS 2.33

Risk: 2 Units | Win: 2.66 Units
The third place Pacific Division San Jose Sharks will travel to Vancouver tonight to meet the Pacific Division’s fourth place team, the Vancouver Canucks. The Sharks took the third available spot in the Pacific Division, while the Canucks currently hold the second wild card spot in the Western Conference with 59 points in 49 games. The Sharks have played three more games than the Canucks have (52 games, 61 points), so a win over Vancouver tonight is vital if San Jose wants to keep their third place spot. The Flames have advanced out of the Wild Card spot into the second place spot in the Pacific Division thanks to their win over the Sharks last night. San Jose lost back to back games in Alberta, an embarrassing 5-4 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, and most recently a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Flames last night. Before their two losses, the Sharks were looking good, as they had defeated the Kings, Ducks, and Blackhawks
(won three in a row), outscoring their three opponents 12-5. It’s time for San Jose to get back on track tonight. The Sharks have scored 2.90 goals per game over their last ten games, while the Canucks scored just 2.10 goals per game (last 10); they scored two goals or less in six of their last ten games and were held scoreless in two of those six games. The Sharks have had a 23.3% success rate on the power play over their last 10 games, while the Canucks converted just 11.8% of the time. Alex Stalock faced the Flames last night so Antti Niemi will likely get the nod for the Sharks tonight. Niemi was in goal for each game during the three game winning streak, and even managed to receive a shutout against Chicago, stopping all 31 shots against him. Niemi has a record of 21-11-6 this season with a 2.55 GAA and a .913 SV%. Ryan Miller is probable for Vancouver tonight and didn’t look very good against Minnesota on Sunday, allowing three
goals on just 19 shots (.842 SV%). Ryan is 24-12-1 season-to-date with a 2.34 GAA and a .915 SV%. The Sharks are playing on no rest tonight but are a perfect 3-0 when playing on no rest after a loss this season. The Sharks are 13-10-3 on the road while the Canucks are 13-10-1 at Rogers Arena this season. Take this generous price on the Sharks to defeat the Canucks tonight in Vancouver.