San Jose Sharks vs Philadelphia Flyers free NHL hockey prediction pick for Saturday, March 28th 2015. (3/28/15)
Management’s clearly trying to push Joe Thornton out-of-town with their recent comments. With the hopes he will terminate his own contract or waive his no trade clause, just to stop dealing with the constant harassment.
The Sharks are 10 points out of a wild-card spot and have allowed 23 goals while dropping four of six. Though this current seven-game trip may finalize San Jose’s downfall, the club also hurt its postseason chances by going 4-5-0 over its previous nine games, which included eight home contests.
Lack of leadership?
Who the puck knows at this point. There’s not even a captain, so that could be the problem. All that I know is, there better be dynamite in that locker room after game 82. This has been a very long time coming, and it’s time something drastic happens.
Joe Pavelski has five goals and two assists in four career games at Philadelphia. One of the bright spots on this Sharks roster, along with Logan Couture.
San Jose Sharks Injuries
- Mike Brown F Out Indefinitely (lower body)
- Raffi Torres F Out Indefinitely (knee)
Building Through The Draft
Finally, the Flyers have a GM that has stuck to his word (Ron Hextall), and has compiled a ton of draft picks for the upcoming draft. This current Flyers team is a complete joke. Some say Holmgren did a good thing by trading away Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, but those fans are delusional.
Outside of Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek, the rest of this Flyers’ offense is a joke. Matt Read, Wayne Simmonds, Sean Couturier, Brayden Shenn etc. Are not the type of players Holmgren thought they were. They are band-aid’s at best.
The defense continues to become a constant joke, but one thing Holmgren did get right, was trading for Steve Mason. For once, here in Philly, we have great goaltending. Mason sits sixth in the NHL in save percentage at an above-average .926. He sits just outside the top 10 among League leaders in goals-against average, with a very strong 2.25.
Without Mason, the Flyers would be at the bottom of the basement. How about Jeff Reese randomly getting up and quitting? It all stems back to Craig Berube. I still don’t understand how he’s a NHL head coach.
Between benching LeCavalier, and not appreciating Steve Mason, this clown better be fired after game 82.
The Flyers have allowed 15 goals during a 6-1-1 stretch at home, where they play five of their final seven games. They’re 1-10-3 with two ties in the last 16 versus San Jose, including six straight home defeats.
Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
- Radko Gudas D Out Indefinitely (knee)
- Andrew MacDonald D Out For Season (hand)
- Luke Schenn D Day-to-Day (lower body)
- Wayne Simmonds F Out For Season (leg)
- R.J. Umberger F Out For Season (hip)
Philadelphia Flyers Trends and Stats
- Philadelphia is third best in the league in power play goals with 0.7 per game
- Philadelphia has the second worst penalty killing in the league at 76.7%
NHL Starting Goalies
- San Jose Sharks – Alex Stalock
- Philadelphia Flyers – Steve Mason
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
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