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San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/9/2022

The San Jose Sharks takes on the Vancouver Canucks on 4/9/2022 at 09:05 PM.

San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks face off today. The San Jose Sharks has a record of 29.0-32.0 this season. The Vancouver Canucks is 34.0-28.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

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 85.33%, which is above average.

Opponents take 32.0 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 2.7 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 18.85% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 29.3 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.

Vancouver Canucks 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 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Vancouver Canucks into 2.8 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.63%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 31.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Vancouver Canucks 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 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 23.04% of their shots on the power play.

They take 32.1 shots per game regardless of situation and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

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 -16.0 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 37 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 46 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 4.9% 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 27 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 58 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 14.7% 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 1.0 this season. He has scored 31 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 38 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 69 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 11.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Vancouver Canucks Roster

The Players to Watch for Vancouver Canucks

Quinn Hughes D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 8.0 this season. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 48 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 53 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 3.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Tyler Myers 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 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 14 assists this season. This puts him at 15 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 20 assists this season. This puts him at 24 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 2.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: San Jose Sharks 3 Vancouver Canucks 1

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