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San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 3/31/2022

The San Jose Sharks takes on the Colorado Avalanche on 3/31/2022 at 09:05 PM.

San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche face off today. The San Jose Sharks has a record of 29.0-29.0 this season. The Colorado Avalanche is 47.0-14.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

San Jose Sharks Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.6 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 84.88%, which is above average.

Opponents take 31.8 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 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve to be competitive. 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 2.8 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 19.23% 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.

Colorado Avalanche Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Colorado Avalanche into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.39%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.5 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Colorado Avalanche Team Offense Preview




They score 2.8 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.9 goals per game in power play situations. They are punishing opponents that commit penalties. Thus far, they have had 3.5 power play opportunities per game this season, which hey are among the best at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 25.43% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 35.2 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and their shot quality is rather decent.

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 -19.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 7 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 43 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 4.1% 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 -4.0 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 29 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 55 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 14.8% 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 2.0 this season. He has scored 30 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 66 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 11.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Colorado Avalanche Roster

The Players to Watch for Colorado Avalanche

Cale Makar D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 38.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 24 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 50 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 74 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Devon Toews D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 45.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 12 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 37 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 49 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikko Rantanen RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 32.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 33 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 46 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 79 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: San Jose Sharks 3 Colorado Avalanche 2

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