2019-20 NHL – San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens taking place? Friday 25th October, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens taking place? Centre Bell, Montreal

What television channel is San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for San Jose Sharks @ Montreal Canadiens? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Montreal Canadiens 2-5 San Jose Sharks

THE TEAM NEWS

SAN JOSE SHARKS

  • San Jose Sharks went down to their second consecutive loss at the hands of Buffalo Sabres in their second close game in succession but the defeat leaves the Sharks with just three wins to their name all season.
  • After losing 3-4 on home ice, the Sharks travelled to Buffalo and opened up a two-goal lead in the first period but were forced to tie the game up in the third after conceding three goals and the Sabres were able to edge the victory in overtime.
  • Lukas Radil missed out through illness in his team’s last match but the left-winger could come back into contention here while it looks as though defenseman Radim Simek will remain sidelined with a leg injury.

MONTREAL CANADIENS

  • Montreal Canadiens have struggled with consistency so far this season and that was the case again as their two-match winning streak was brought to an end by Minnesota Wild in their last game.
  • The Canadiens are yet to win more than two consecutive games which has left them with a 4-3-2 record and they will be rueing their missed chance against the Wild after leading early in the third period before allowing two goals without a further response.
  • Tomas Tatar was forced to leave practice on Wednesday after the Montreal forward was struck in the foot by a puck and his availability for this game is in some doubt due to the lack of time to recover.

THE PREDICTION

San Jose Sharks sit bottom of the Pacific Division after a slow start to the season and will want to avoid being cut adrift even at this early stage. They travel to Montreal for the second game of their road trip after defeat against Buffalo, which was their second loss in a row. The Sharks have a 1-3-1 record on the road so far and that could prove to be a long-term issue for them with which can see the Canadiens come out on top of this one.

THE TEAM NEWS

SAN JOSE SHARKS

  • San Jose Sharks went down to their second consecutive loss at the hands of Buffalo Sabres in their second close game in succession but the defeat leaves the Sharks with just three wins to their name all season.
  • After losing 3-4 on home ice, the Sharks travelled to Buffalo and opened up a two-goal lead in the first period but were forced to tie the game up in the third after conceding three goals and the Sabres were able to edge the victory in overtime.
  • Lukas Radil missed out through illness in his team’s last match but the left-winger could come back into contention here while it looks as though defenseman Radim Simek will remain sidelined with a leg injury.

MONTREAL CANADIENS

  • Montreal Canadiens have struggled with consistency so far this season and that was the case again as their two-match winning streak was brought to an end by Minnesota Wild in their last game.
  • The Canadiens are yet to win more than two consecutive games which has left them with a 4-3-2 record and they will be rueing their missed chance against the Wild after leading early in the third period before allowing two goals without a further response.
  • Tomas Tatar was forced to leave practice on Wednesday after the Montreal forward was struck in the foot by a puck and his availability for this game is in some doubt due to the lack of time to recover.

THE PREDICTION

San Jose Sharks sit bottom of the Pacific Division after a slow start to the season and will want to avoid being cut adrift even at this early stage. They travel to Montreal for the second game of their road trip after defeat against Buffalo, which was their second loss in a row. The Sharks have a 1-3-1 record on the road so far and that could prove to be a long-term issue for them with which can see the Canadiens come out on top of this one.

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