Burns PERSONAL FAVORITE *9-1 L10 NHL, 14-3 L17 PFs: WHITE HOT Ben Burns SMASHED THE BOOKS once again on Sunday. Among his winners was another winning ticket on the ice AND another winning "Personal Favorite" (Cavs) on the hardwood. No surprise there. He's now an AWESOME 9-1 his L10 on the ice & a FANTASTIC 14-3 his L17 "Personal Favorites". Want more? He's 29-10 the L7 days overall!
Game: San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers Mar 12 2012 9:35PM
Prediction: San Jose Sharks
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on SAN JOSE. Things are starting to get desperate for the Sharks. I expect a visit to Edmonton to prove to be just what the doctor ordered. These teams met recently at San Jose. After giving up a goal in the opening seconds, the Sharks bounced back and carried the play. However, the Oilers would hang on and eventually win the game in a shootout. That puts San Jose in the "revenge role" here. Of course, at this point, stopping the bleeding with a victory (against any opponent) is far more important than are any thoughts of revenge. After the previous loss vs. Edmonton San Jose's captain Joe Thornton said: "...We did a good job tonight. We worked hard. That's all we can do is keep working and hopefully the hockey gods will be kind to us the next few games..." While they've been struggling of late, I still view the Sharks as a "good" team. On the other hand, the Oilers remain one of the worst teams in the league. They've currently lost five of their last six and are long out of the playoff race. The Sharks are still 32-16 (+8.4) the past 48 times that they were off a loss by two or more goals. They're also 6-2 their last eight visits to Edmonton. I expect their best effort here en route to a very important two points. *9