Flames in San Jose tonight to do battle with Sharks


March 23, was the last time the San Jose Sharks lost, and since then, they’ve been riding an impressive six-game winning-streak. Meanwhile, the Flames have only won twice since that date, going 2-4 and being out scored 23-11. The Flames have been brutal away from the ‘Dome and there’s no logical reasoning that the Flames will end the Sharks’ streak.

Playoff picture:

San Jose: With 12 games to go on San Jose’s schedule, the Sharks sit in 5th place and do not really have a shot at catching the Ducks unless Anaheim absolutely tanks it. A win tonight would put the Sharks in 4th place in the Western Conference.

Calgary: We all know the story here: No winnin’ for MacKinnon, Sink for Seth, Drown for Drouin. It’s been a tough season for Flames’ fans and an Avalanche’ win would mean Calgary is tied for the least-amount of points in the NHL with 30.

Who’s hot:

San Jose: Nobody on San Jose is really ‘hot’ but the team in general is. The Sharks have won six-in-a-row and hope that their streak isn’t abruptly ended by a Flames team who is 3-11-2 on the road.

Calgary: Matt Stajan is coming off a two-goal game against Edmonton on Wednesday. At least there’s that.

Prediction: The Flames haven’t won on the road since February 17. Yep, that’s correct, and since then, Calgary has played 10 road games. 1-10 in their last 11 away from home. The sad thing is, Calgary’s next three are also away from the ‘Dome. On a even darker note, San Jose is 13-1-4 at home. No shocker here, as the Flames will lose by a score of 5-1. Cammalleri gets the lone goal for Calgary.

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