Game of the Month
(NHL) Detroit vs. San Jose, 02/26/2015 5:30 PM, Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: -122.00 San Jose (Home)
Result: Loss
This is a 10* play on the San Jose Sharks.

No team in the NHL has won as many home games as the Sharks over the last 10 seasons, but San Jose has lost six in a row at home heading into tonight's game versus Detroit. I like their chances of putting an end to that slump here in this game though, as they catch Detroit at the end of a long road trip, playing a third game in four nights.

The Wings were the hottest team in the league a few weeks ago, but since the return of Jimmy Howard Detroit has lost five of seven. Howard hasn't been sharp, surrendering nine goals in his last two appearances.

San Jose's goaltender should be very happy to see the Red Wings in town, he's 10-1-1 with a 1.55 in his last 12 versus Detroit. The Sharks have slipped out of a playoff spot, trailing eighth place Calgary by a couple points. This is a "MUST WIN" game for San Jose, while Detroit is in a rather comfortable situation comparably.

Detroit will not have the services of leader Henrik Zetterberg, who has missed the last two games with a concussion.

Take SJS.


Jesse Schule