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San Jose Sharks Host Struggling Calgary Flames

The San Jose Sharks host the Calgary Flames at home where they have a perfect 4-0-0 record. They enter tonight’s game coming off a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

The Calgary Flames have had an up-and-down season so far. They have a middle-of-the-road record of 2-2-1 as the road team.

While neither team has any injury issues, the Flames are missing Ladislav Smid (neck) from their line-up.

San Jose Sharks Calgary Flames Advantage
6-4-0 Record 4-6-1 Sharks
2nd in Pacific Div. Standing 5th in Pacific Sharks
6-4-0 Last 10 Games 4-5-1 Sharks
22.6% (13th) Power Play 9.8% (28th) Sharks
85.7% (10th) Penalty Kill 72.3% (28th) Sharks
25 Goals For 32 Calgary
40 Goals Against 24 Sharks
-8 Goals Differential +1 Sharks

San Jose Sharks Projected Line-Up

Mikkel Boedker – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Joonas Donskoi – Logan Couture – Joel Ward
Patrick Marleau – Tomas Hertl – Melker Karlsson
Micheal Haley – Chris Tierney – Tommy Wingels

Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon – David Schlemko

Martin Jones (confirmed starter)
Aaron Dell

Calgary Flames Projected Line-Up

Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan – Alex Chiasson
Kris Versteeg – Sam Bennett – Troy Brouwer
Matthew Tkachuk – Mikael Backlund – Michael Frolik
Lance Bouma – Matt Stajan – Michael Ferland

Mark Giordano – T.J. Brodie
Brett Kulak – Deryk Engelland
Jyrki Jokipakka – Dougie Hamilton

Chad Johnson (confirmed starter)
Brian Elliott

Keys to the Game

Consistent Effort

Put the work boots on early. Sixty minute effort. Nothing less.

Better Job at Cashing In

Put more goals up on the board. Cash in those second and third chances. Only way to win hockey games is if you score more than the opponents.

About Felix Chow

Felix is a proud Sharks fan since he started watching the Sharks in 2010. He is in his second year of writing for Pucknology.

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