San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks
Despite the hot start of the Vancouver Canucks this season, the San Jose Sharks made them look silly in the first meeting. Now at home, the Canucks will look to try and notch a victory to build on their Northwest division lead.
Led by the Sedin brothers, the Canucks for the most part have had their way in this series. Last season, they went 3-0-1 against them, imposing their will on offense just enough to get victories each time. However, in their first meeting in 2013, the Sharks dominating from the beginning before picking up an easy 4-1 win.
San Jose was in the middle of their seven-game winning streak when they took care of the Canucks. Since then, they have struggled to get much going, falling into a three-way tie for third place in the tough Pacific Division. That is obviously where they did not expect to be, so changes need to be made in a hurry.
Both teams have playoff aspirations, so every in counts in this lockout-shortened season. Chances are it will be a close one overall, but take the home team to get back on track and continue to dominate in this series.
Pick: Vancouver Canucks (-137)
Written By Betting Tips 101