[7:00 PM] Sharks @ Red Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Jose Sharks (3-2-0)

@ Detroit Red Wings (3-2-0)


Starting Goalies:

Martin Jones (SJ): Confirmed

Jimmy Howard (DET): Confirmed


Current odds:

San Jose Sharks: (-140)

Detroit Red Wings: (+127)


The San Jose Sharks look to shake off a rough third period in their last contest and finish a five-game road trip with a winning record when they visit the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. The Sharks were in control with a two-goal lead going into the final 20 minutes against injury-depleted Pittsburgh on Thursday before walking away with a dispiriting 3-2 loss.

The Red Wings lost the first two games of the season in Florida and have scored five goals each in a pair of victories at Joe Louis Arena since, sandwiching a 2-1 road triumph against the New York Rangers. Defenseman Mike Green is off to a strong start for Detroit with three goals and four assists.

Defenseman Brent Burns has picked up right where he left off last season by recording three goals and six assists with a team-best 25 shots in the first five games. Captain Joe Pavelski (two goals, five assists), along with fellow forwards Logan Couture (two, three) and Joe Thornton (five assists), also have continued their production.

Skillful forward Gustav Nyquist appears to be rebounding from a disappointing 2015-16 season, posting a goal and an assist in Friday’s win to push his total to five points in as many games. Nyquist managed 17 goals last campaign after recording 28 and 27, respectively, in the previous two and owns a plus-3 rating. Speedy forward Darren Helm leads the team with four tallies and offseason acquisition Thomas Vanek has notched six points while captain Henrik Zetterberg (three assists) has yet to score a goal.

The teams split a pair of one-goal games last season, each winning on the road.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Jose Sharks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick