San Jose Sharks (18-11-5) vs Minnesota Wild (17-13-2) Live | NHL Hockey on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm in Xcel Energy Center
The San Jose Sharks are on top of a four-game winning streak. They scored 30 goals and had a total of six goals, but their fate was not positive in recent trips at the Xcel Energy Center. The Sharks will try to counter this trend on Tuesday when they visit the Wild, who is 9-1-1 in their last 11 home meetings of the series.
Logan Couture joined four other San Jose players to score and score a goal in Sunday’s 7-3 loss to Chicago, bringing his total to nine points (three goals, six assists) in seven games. last matches. “We are playing well now,” said the 29-year-old.” Defensively, we play very strong hockey and when we do it, it can be difficult to achieve, but it always leads to offense, you will always score more goals if you defend yourself well”. That’s precisely what Minnesota did when it defeated the opposition 12-2 in the first two games of its game over four games, before defeating the disappointing 2-1 defeat in Calgary on Saturday. Mikael Granlund had 22 assists for defender Ryan Suter after scoring his fifth goal in three games thanks to Jordan Greenway’s second-half count.
TV: 8 pm Eastern Time, NBCS California (San Jose), North FS (Minnesota)
San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild: Odds Line
The line: Minnesota Wild -125 / San Jose Sharks +105 — Plus / minus: 6
San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild: News
THE SHARKS (18-11-5):
Defender Brent Burns scored three goals against the Blackhawks to give him five assists in his last three games and bring his total to 30, which is the total. team. Two assists on November 6 in San Jose’s 4-3 win over Minnesota Wild, who selected him with the No. 20 pick in the 2003 NHL Draft. Evander Kane was able to earn a point in eight games by scoring three goals and noting another to his last five.
THE WILD (17-13-2):
Captain Mikko Koivu expected to finish an absence of four games and return from his lower-body injury on Tuesday night against San Jose, against whom he has raised the total of his career to 22 points (10 goals). , 12 assists) in the series after scoring two goals in the first match of the season. The 35-year-old Finn skated in a line with Jason Zucker and Luke Kunin in Monday’s practice. While Koivu is ready to join his teammates for the game, coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters that the return of defender Matt Dumba (12 goals, 22 points) is in at least a week, while he is recovering from an injury. In the upper part of the body, he suffered the reverse of Saturday against the Flames.
San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild: Betting
- Minnesota C Eric Staal has scored 10 of 12 goals this season at home before playing against San Jose, where he has registered 13 games in 20 career games.
- Sharks C Joe Thornton, who has 41 goals in his career (12 goals, 29 assists) against 46 games in his career, has a decisive pass against the Hockey Hall of Fame, Marcel Dionne (1040) for a tenth place. Place in the history of the NHL.
- Minnesota LW Zach Parise scored 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) in 22 games in his career with San Jose.
San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild: Prediction
Wild 3, Sharks 2