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Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/5/2022

The Edmonton Oilers takes on the San Jose Sharks on 4/5/2022 at 09:35 PM.

Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks face off today. The Edmonton Oilers has a record of 40.0-25.0 this season. The San Jose Sharks is 29.0-31.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Edmonton Oilers Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.4 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Edmonton Oilers into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.31%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Edmonton Oilers Team Offense Preview

They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 26.21% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 33.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average in their shot quality.

San Jose Sharks Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force San Jose Sharks into 2.6 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.92%, which is above average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

San Jose Sharks Team Offense Preview




They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.7 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 18.92% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 29.2 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Edmonton Oilers Roster

The Players to Watch for Edmonton Oilers

Darnell Nurse D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 14.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 23 assists this season. This puts him at 31 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Leon Draisaitl C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 21.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 50 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 51 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 101 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 20.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Connor McDavid C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 21.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 40 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 65 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 105 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The San Jose Sharks Roster

The Players to Watch for San Jose Sharks

Brent Burns D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -15.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 36 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 45 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Tomas Hertl C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 26 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 31 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 57 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 14.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Timo Meier RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 31 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 36 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 67 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 11.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Edmonton Oilers 3 San Jose Sharks 4

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