[10:30 PM] Penguins @ Sharks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Pittsburgh Penguins (7-2-2)

@ San Jose Sharks (6-5-0)


Starting Goalies:

Matt Murray (PIT): Confirmed

Martin Jones (SJ): Confirmed


Current odds:

Pittsburgh Penguins: (+109)

San Jose Sharks: (-120)


The San Jose Sharks have a vivid memory of the last visit by the Pittsburgh Penguins, which ended with Sidney Crosby and company taking turns hoisting the Stanley Cup after closing out a six-game series. With the stakes much lower this time, the Penguins will wrap up a four-game road trip against the Sharks on Saturday.

Pittsburgh, which is tied with the New York Rangers atop the Metropolitan Division, had its four-game winning streak snapped at Los Angeles on Thursday but still managed to snag one point in the 3-2 overtime loss. The Penguins already got the best of San Jose last month, scoring three third-period goals in a 3-2 victory on Oct. 20.

Crosby missed the first six games of the season while dealing with a concussion and is making up for lost time with six goals in five contests.

The third-period collapse at Pittsburgh notwithstanding, San Jose has had similar lapses in its last two games, giving up three second-period goals at Arizona and falling into a 2-0 hole after 20 minutes versus Calgary.

Sharks C Joe Pavelski has recorded a team-high 12 points but does not have a goal in seven straight versus Pittsburgh, including the Stanley Cup Final.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Jose Sharks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick