San Jose
Sharks
Stadium SAP Center at San Jose
28-14-7 Overall | 10-4-3 PACIFIC 2nd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Sharks175149 24.48%
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  1/2
@
Avalanche
W5-4
Sat  1/5
vs
Lightning
W5-2
Mon  1/7
vs
Kings
W3-1
Tue  1/8
vs
Oilers
W7-2
Thu  1/10
@
Golden Knights
W3-2
Sat  1/12
vs
Senators
W4-1
Tue  1/15
vs
Penguins
W5-2
Wed  1/16
@
Coyotes
L3-6
Sat  1/19
@
Lightning
7:00pm
Mon  1/21
@
Panthers
RSN7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 3 GAME OUTLOOK: CLOUDY

The forecast for their next 3 games can be described as 'cloudy'. They have 2 likely wins where they are winning >60% of the simulations which translates to being at least a -150 favorite, 3 more games where they are favored by at least 53%, and just 4 games where they are a clear underdog.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

JAN 19
LIKELY LOSS
33% @TB
3813 miles
JAN 21
CLOSE GAME
54% @FLA
4091 miles
JAN 22**
CLOSE GAME
44% @WAS
1451 miles
FEB 2
LIKELY WIN
80% ARI
--
FEB 5
CLOSE GAME
43% @WPG
2418 miles
FEB 7
CLOSE GAME
43% @CGY
1647 miles
FEB 9
CLOSE GAME
59% @EDM
1917 miles
FEB 11
CLOSE GAME
55% @VAN
1333 miles
FEB 14
CLOSE GAME
51% WAS
--
FEB 16
LIKELY WIN
72% VAN
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The most likely scenario over the next 3 games is a record of 1-2 (41% chance). Their chances of winning their next 3 are 7.2%. At #3 in the conference, they are behind the Jets by one point. Their projected wins (1.29) over the next 3 games is virtually the same so we do not expect a change in standings in the near term. In the short-term, we do predict much of a change in the gap between them and the Golden Knights. There is only a -0.43 advantage in projected wins over their next 3 games.

The Fatigue Index factors for travel (miles, time zones crossed) and games played. Based on this index the Sharks are the 7th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few days, the Sharks are playing 3 games, traveling 19785 miles crossing 15 time zones. They rank #1 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B-

At 28-14-7 the Sharks are behind their money line projected win total of 28.3 wins. They have won 46% of their road games and were expected to win 52%. At home they have a 68% win percentage vs an expected win rate of 63%. Over the past 3 weeks they have played better going 9-2-0 in a stretch where their projected win rate was 6.3 wins. The Sharks perform very well in our power ranking simulations beating every other team 60.4% of the time (#6 in the league). They have moved up from #10 in the league back on 10/20.

Their average goal differential is +0.59 which ranks #5 in the league, which is the same as how they rank in points. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #2 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #13 in road games. Based on goal differential, they are trending up. Their average goal differential in their past 7 games is +2 (#1 over this stretch).

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (UP OVERALL)

The Sharks are championship contenders, but they have seen their chances go up and down this season. In our pre-season forecast they had a 5.2% chance of winning it all. On 12/4 they had a 1.2% chance before increasing to 9.6% on 1/16. From the start of the season to now their chances are up significantly to 9%. They have a 30.8% chance of winning their division. They are projected to finish #3 in the conference and have a 91% chance of making the playoffs. They have a good shot at getting home court advantage in the first round (84%). Their chances of getting out of the first round is 70% and their chances of reaching the conference finals is 38.1%. Based on the odds, they have a 16.7% chance of winning the West (5/1) and a 9.1% chance of winning it all (10/1). In simulations they make the Finals 19.6% of the time.

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 50% #12 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 49% #12 Easiest

Sharks' Championship Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
61 Braun, Justin D6-220502/10/1987No College
88 Burns, Brent D6-523003/09/1985No College
39 Couture, Logan C6-120003/28/1989No College
30 Dell, Aaron G6-020505/04/1989No College
4 Dillon, Brenden D6-422511/13/1990No College
27 Donskoi, Joonas RW6-019004/13/1992No College
14 Gambrell, Dylan C6-018508/26/1996No College
23 Goodrow, Barclay C6-221502/26/1993No College
72 Heed, Tim D5-1118001/27/1991No College
48 Hertl, Tomas C6-221511/12/1993No College
31 Jones, Martin G6-419001/10/1990No College
9 Kane, Evander LW6-221008/02/1991No College
65 Karlsson, Erik D6-019005/31/1990No College
68 Karlsson, Melker RW6-018007/18/1990No College
62 Labanc, Kevin LW5-1118512/12/1995No College
28 Meier, Timo RW6-021010/08/1996No College
8 Pavelski, Joe RW5-1119007/11/1984No College
52 Radil, Lukas LW6-320108/05/1990No College
47 Ryan, Joakim D5-1118506/17/1993No College
51 Simek, Radim D5-1120009/20/1992No College
20 Sorensen, Marcus LW5-1117504/07/1992No College
19 Thornton, Joe C6-422007/02/1979No College
44 Vlasic, Marc-Edouard D6-120503/30/1987No College