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Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Predictions, Picks and Preview – 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Western Conference First Round Game Six – April 22, 2017

Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Predictions, Picks and Preview – 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Western Conference First Round Game Six – April 22, 2017

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Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Game 6 Preview

Where:  SAP Center, San Jose

When: Saturday, April 18, 2017, 10:00 PM ET

Line: Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks – view all NHL lines


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Betting on the Edmonton Oilers

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The Oilers don’t have memory of what happened in the 7-0 beatdown of a loss in Game 4—at least that’s what it looked like in their 4-3 overtime bounce-back victory in Game 5.

The Oilers exuded resiliency in the win, turning on the heat on offense and showering San Jose goalie Martin Jones with a ton of shots on goal. Edmonton had 48 shots, 13 more than San Jose.

That’s the level of offensive activity the Oilers should be having next game in San Jose in order to break down Jones, who could also be fatigued from the workload he had in the previous outing.

Edmonton, which is 3-1 in its last four games in San Jose, learned its lesson in Game 4 and avoided giving up numerous (eight to be exact) power play opportunities to the Sharks in Game 3. The result was four power play goals for the Sharks but went scoreless on just one chance on the man-advantage the following contest. Excluding that penalty-fest Game 5, the Oilers’ special teams were admirable in silencing the Sharks on the power play, allowing just a PP goal on 15 time they were shorthanded in the other four games.

Betting on the San Jose Sharks

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The Sharks must be missing all those power play attacks they sank their teeth in during Game 4 after getting just a solitary 5-on-4 attack in Game 5.  They will have to find ways on being effective when they’re not being giftwrapped with plenty of power play chances, as they play a do-or-die match at home this Saturday.

Crucial games call for teams’ best players to show up and that’s something the Sharks are hoping Brent Burns do in Game 6. While Burns has three assists thus far this series, he has yet to find the back of the net. Burns led the Sharks in goals and assists in the regular season.

On defense, the Sharks have got to give Jones a hand. The goalie made 44 saves on 48 shots, which the Sharks’ blueline will have to cut down in Game 6. Jones has a 1.69 GAA with a .939 SV% in five starts this series yet has picked up three losses.

San Jose is 6-4 in its last 10 at home.

Writer’s Prediction

San Jose forces Game 7 a 3-2 win.

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