Free NHL Picks Today: Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks 4/12/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks 4/12/23
Wed 12th April 2023

San Jose is coming off a high-scoring 6-2 loss against the Jets on Monday, their fourth defeat in a row. The Sharks committed only two penalties in the game, yet still conceded two power play goals. Erik Karlsson scored the only goals in regulation, finding the net twice for the Sharks.

James Reimer only had 27 saves on 33 shots against (.818%) in the loss. Calgary fell 3-2 (SO) to the Predators on Monday. Troy Stecher and Mikael Backlund both scored once for the Flames. Andrew Mangiapane had two assists to lead the team in scoring. Jacob Markstrom had a great performance with 27 saves (.931%) in the loss.


The Flames have won all three games between the teams this season, including a 5-3 victory in their most recent meeting in March, their fourth straight win against San Jose.

Tyler Toffoli (2G 0A) and Walker Duehr (1G 1A) each had two points to lead Calgary. Karlsson led San Jose with two points (0G 2A). Markstrom got the win, saving 28 of 31 shots (.903%).


San Jose is averaging 2.88 goals per game for the season, 25th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Flames team that is allowing 3.04 goals a game (13th).

Meanwhile, Calgary has found the net 3.15 times a game on average, 19th in the league, and the Sharks are allowing opponents to score 3.84 goals per game (30th).

Calgary averages more shots/game (35.8) than most teams in the league, ranking second, though the team’s 8.9% shooting percentage is 32nd. San Jose has had difficulty stopping shots, ranking No. 32 with a team save percentage of .887%.

The Flames’ 19.92% power play percentage ranks 20th in the league, while the Sharks are 25th with a conversion rate of 18.43%. Both teams have been successful at penalty killing, as San Jose has the league’s fourth-highest PK% at 82.92% and Calgary is fifth at 82.90%.


With 100 points this season, 10th-most in the NHL, Karlsson is the top skater for the Sharks. He is among the league leaders with 75 assists (3rd) and has added 25 goals of his own. In the net, Reimer (12-20-8) is San Jose’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 3.44 GAA and a .891% save percentage.

Toffoli leads the Flames in scoring with 73 points. He has 34 goals and 39 assists. Dan Vladar (14-6-5) has the best goals against average for Calgary at 2.91. He has a save percentage of .892%. Markstrom (23-21-12) has played the most games in net for the Flames this season. He has a 2.92 GAA and a .892% save percentage.


San Jose is 14-20-5 away from SAP Center at San Jose this season. Calgary is 19-16-5 at home this season.

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Calgary Flames (-250)

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