The San Jose Sharks will have a tough task on Tuesday night when they host the Western Conference second seed the Calgary Flames in SAP Center, San Jose, CA on December 7, 2021.
- San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 7/12/2021
- Starting time – 10.30 PM ET
- Venue: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
San Jose Sharks Stats & Form
The San Jose Sharks are starting a seven-game homestand on Tuesday which will finish just before Christmas. They played the last five on road, winning the first three and failing in the last two.
The Sharks are currently fifth in the Pacific Division and 11th in the Western Conference with a 13-11-1 record.
San Jose lost their last game 6-4 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Nick Bonino, Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns and Tomas Hertl scored for San Jose. Matt Nieto and Timo Meier each added two assists and Adin Hill stopped 24 shots in the loss.
The Sharks and Blue Jackets traded the lead through the first two periods but the home team went on 3-1 run in the final third.
The Sharks are 5-5-0 in conference play. San Jose averages just 3.3 penalties per game, the least in the Western Conference. Jonah Gadjovich leads the team averaging 0.5.
Timo Meier leads the Sharks with 11 goals and has 26 points. Erik Karlsson has 6 points over the last 10 games for San Jose.
San Jose Sharks News
Nikolai Knyzhov will miss tonight’s game for San Jose while Rudolfs Balcers and Jonah Gadjovich are game-time decision.
Calgary Flames Stats & Form
The Calgary Flames have had an amazing season so far as they are second in the Pacific Division and in the Western Conference with a 15-5-5 record and are tied with the leader Minnesota Wild who have played one less game.
The Flames have won seven of their last nine and were on a three-game winning streak before the Vegas Golden Knights snapped that with a 3-2 win on Sunday.
Calgary was playing its third road game in four nights, part of a four-game road trip. Elias Lindholm and Andrew Mangiapane scored for the Flames while Jacob Markstrom, who is expected to represent Sweden in the Olympics, made 25 saves.
The Flames are 2-3-1 against opponents in the Pacific. Calgary ranks eighth in the Western Conference averaging 5.2 assists per game, led by Johnny Gaudreau with 0.8.
Andrew Mangiapane leads the Flames with 16 goals and has 19 points. Gaudreau has five goals over the last 10 games for Calgary.
Calgary Flames News
Only right wing Brett Ritchie is out for the Flames for the Tuesday night game in San Jose.
San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Head-to-Head Stats
San Jose beat Calgary 4-1 in the last meeting between these teams on November 9 and have won four of their last five matchups. Also, four of the last five games between these two teams have been under 5.5 goals.
San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Betting Odds
The odds for tonight’s game are pretty close, 196 for the Sharks’ win and 107 for Flames’ victory.
The draw is set at 332.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with the odds for over standing at 104 while the under is at -128.
The Calgary Flames are clearly the better team and will go back to winning track against the Sharks who have been better in the head-to-heads lately. Calgary are one win away from getting back on top of the Western Conference and they will use the game in San Jose to do that.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): 196 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 332 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 107 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Calgary Flames to win (107 by 22bet)