NHL Hockey

NHL: TWO PICKS OF THE NIGHT; Struggling Sharks & Rangers, Red Hot out in LA

San Jose Sharks (3-4-0) vs New York Rangers (2-5-2)

Both these teams have been off to bad starts and the Sharks look to be struggling more offensively than most teams in the league, as the Rangers have played straight out inconsistent and sloppy. Personally, I am not sold on the Sharks this year and I truly think they are going to struggle all season. Another disheartening fact is that Brent Burns has 4 assists and a -8 plus/minus in seven games this season, the slow start for the former Norris Trophy winner has a direct effect on the Sharks play. Both teams are looking to get back on track and right now the Rangers home and coming off a big win, seems more favorable. Rangers, 3-2.

Los Angeles Kings (6-0-1) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (6-2-0)

Surprise of the year, Los Angeles Kings. After beating Columbus 6-4! This team seems to be on a roll and nothing can stop them. And it all stems from Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar having a bounce-back season right now. These two combine for 22 points this season, along with Jonathan Quick’s health and 5 wins, 1.99 goals against. But Toronto is Toronto, a young explosive offense that seems to see production up and down the lineup. It really can come from wherever on this team which makes this team so special. I would not put it past this team to snap the Kings streak, therefore, I am looking to Toronto 4-3.


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