San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild – Preview, Tips and Odds

NHL
San Jose Sharks
Final
5:2
Minnesota Wild
Highlights and Stats


SAP Center will host the NHL game between the teams of San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild who are set to meet on Thursday, 11:30 PM EDT. The Sharks are at number 7 in the Pacific Division with 26 points, while the Wild is currently occupying the 3rd position in the Central Division, after collecting 40 points in the course of the season so far.

San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 11-13-2022
TeamP1P2P3SOFinal
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
0 0 2 1 3
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
1 0 1 0 2

Their last game took place on November 13, 2022, and resulted in a 3-2 win for the Sharks, with the deciding goal coming after a shootout. Nico Sturm was the star for the Sharks, as he concluded the game with one goal for a 14:31 stay on the ice. It was Connor Dewar who played best for the Wild, as he spent 15:31 skating and ended up scoring once. James Reimer also had a leading role for San Jose, saving 28 of the Wild’s total 30 attempts on goal. His counterpart, Filip Gustavsson, was challenged with 37 attempts towards his goal, and two of those made it through to the back of his net. In the most recent five games, the Minnesota Wild are dominating as far as head-to-head balance is concerned, triumphing in three meetings while losing the other two.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team11-13-202204-17-202212-09-202111-16-202104-24-2021
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
342 43
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
2 5 51 6

San Jose Sharks Form

*Last 10 San Jose Sharks Games - 3:5:2
12-20-202212-18-202212-17-202212-13-202212-09-202212-07-202212-04-202212-03-202211-30-202211-29-2022
3:7vs Calgary Flames2:5vs Calgary Flames3:2@ Los Angeles Kings3:2vs Arizona Coyotes1:6@ Anaheim Ducks5:6vs Vancouver Canucks6:3@ Buffalo Sabres5:2@ Ottawa Senators3:1@ Toronto Maple Leafs0:4@ Montreal Canadiens

The San Jose Sharks were outplayed and lost with a score of 3-7 on home ice when facing the Calgary Flames on December 20. Timo Meier proved his worth for the Sharks by ending the match with two points. He scored one of his four shots on goal and assisted on another for a total of 20:58 on the ice. James Reimer’s 32 saves couldn’t prevent the team from losing as he let in six goals. The Sharks’ balance across the most recent 10 games stands at 3-5-2, and they are on a two-game losing streak. San Jose owns a 3-10-5 record when playing at home this season. The team’s next game is on Tuesday, December 27th, on the road against the Vancouver Canucks.

San Jose Sharks Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    100.00
  • Goals Against
    120.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

San Jose Sharks Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    James Reimer

    Games Played:17
    Saves Percentage:0.907
    Shutouts:9
  • Top Skater

    Erik Karlsson

    Games Played:33
    Goals:12
    Assists:29

San Jose Sharks Missing Players

NONE

Minnesota Wild Form

*Last 10 Minnesota Wild Games - 8:2:0
12-21-202212-18-202212-16-202212-14-202212-12-202212-10-202212-09-202212-07-202212-04-202212-03-2022
1:4@ Anaheim Ducks4:2vs Ottawa Senators4:1vs Chicago Blackhawks4:1vs Detroit Red Wings2:1vs Edmonton Oilers0:3@ Vancouver Canucks5:2@ Edmonton Oilers5:3@ Calgary Flames5:6@ Dallas Stars5:4vs Anaheim Ducks

The Minnesota Wild met the Anaheim Ducks on 12/21 away from home, and the game finished with a 1-4 score in the visitors’ favor. Matt Boldy was best among the Minnesota’s roster, ending the match with 3 points. During his 19:15 on the ice, Boldy managed to score one of his six shots on goal and assisted for two of his team’s other goals. The Wild’s victory was also achieved thanks to goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who saved 21 of the 22 shots sent his way. The organization won 8 of its last 10 matches and lost 2 during regular time. The Wild is currently on a streak of six straight victories. The side has a 8-5-1 road balance for this season. The Minnesota Wild’s next away game will be against the Winnipeg Jets on December 27 at Canada Life Centre.

Minnesota Wild Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    100.00
  • Goals Against
    89.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Minnesota Wild Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    MarcAndre Fleury

    Games Played:20
    Saves Percentage:0.899
    Shutouts:2
  • Top Skater

    Kirill Kaprizov

    Games Played:31
    Goals:19
    Assists:23

Minnesota Wild Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
2 2 1 5
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
1 1 0 2
San Jose SharksMinnesota Wild
  • Score

    5
    2
  • PP Opportunities

    7
    5
  • PP Goals

    1
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

San Jose SharksvsMinnesota Wild
  • 1`00:44
    Erik KarlssonJaycob Megna, Alexander Barabanov
    1-0
  • 1`02:20
    1-1
    Joel Eriksson EkJon Merrill
  • 1`04:35
    -
    Sam Steel2 minutes for Slashing Matt Benning
  • 1`07:20
    Erik Karlsson2 minutes for High Sticking Matt Boldy
    -
  • 1`08:23
    Logan Couture2 minutes for Tripping Kirill Kaprizov
    -
  • 1`11:37
    Noah GregorErik Karlsson, Matt Benning
    2-1
  • 1`12:12
    -