San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks, Dec 09 pick & Prediction
This December 10th will be another showdown between the Sharks and the Ducks. Overall, the Sharks beat the Ducks 2-1 in their early matches this season. As for The Sharks, due to Wingels injury, they will recall forwards Barclay Goodrow and Ryan Carpenter from the Barracuda for this Saturday's match. Although they called two players, but it seems only one of the two will play for the team. Even so, The Sharks is quite a terrifying opponent for the Ducks because of their team abilities and score average. But with the absence of Tommy Wingels, the DUcks may have some chances to beat the Sharks. However, even without some of their best players, the Sharks itself still have quite the potential enough to defeat any team with less potential.
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Meanwhile on the Ducks side, Jonathan Bernier will play as their startup member. He holds the record 3-1-1 and save percentage of .933. The Ducks will also have their best two players, Winger Jared Boll and defenseman Korbinian Holzer to play against the Sharks with Chris Wagner and Shea Theodore expected to be scratched. They have prepared all it takes to face the Sharks and they are ready to win the game. Of course, the Sharks is not the one they should take lightly even in their condition right now. A slight mistake in strategy will cause them to lose points and make the rest of the game difficult to win.
It is known that the games between the Sharks and Ducks in recent seasons are usually physical and low scoring. Scoring first would be quite difficult for the Sharks, as the Ducks have a 1-7-3 record when they should catch up with their opponents in a game. The Sharks also should balance their play between being physical and taking unnecessary penalties. The Ducks, on the other hand also have goal scoring issues, but they ranked the eighth in power play in the league. If the Sharks want to win this game, they should keep the faceoff discrepancy to a minimum. The team led by Ryan Kesler and Antoine Vermette, the Ducks is the best faceoff team in the league with their statistics at 57.4 percent. The Sharks are ranked on 29th at 48.0 percent. The Sharks, However, still have the chance to win the game if they go as planned, therefore, watch the latest news about both teams and you will know which one to put your bet on.