Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks Preview 12/18/08

NHL Betting Preview
Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks
Thursday, 10:35 pm Eastern


SBG Global Opening Line: Sharks  -  170  ,  Total  5.5 Under – 130


The team with the best record in the NHL will try and bounce back from a rare loss as the San Jose Sharks host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.  The Sharks had their nine-game winning streak snapped on Saturday as Dwayne Roloson stopped 41 shots to give the Oilers a 3-2 overtime win.  The Sharks outshout the Oilers 43-17 but Roloson was fabulous.  The Sharks still have the NHL’s best record at 22-3-2.  “Our two losses here at home have been almost identical, where we have enough chances to win and end up losing in overtime,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. “You’d like to see us finish more around the net, but their goalie had something to do with that.”  Even though the Sharks lost the game they did pick up a point with the overtime loss and they still have not lost in regulation at home this season.

SBG Global reports that early Hockey betting has the public taking  Sharks at Home.


The Sharks will be facing a Ducks team that had to play last night against St. Louis.  Anaheim has had some success against the Sharks as they have won 6 of the last 8 meetings in San Jose.


Here are the Hockey betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Ducks are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on no rest. The Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Ducks are 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Ducks are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games.


The Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. the Pacific. The Sharks are 46-16 in their last 62 overall. The Sharks are 21-8 in their last 29 Thursday games.

The Sharks are 36-16 in their last 52 home games. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.


SBG Global Current Line: Sharks  -  200  ,  Total  5.5 Under – 130


The Under is 6-0-2 in the Ducks last 8 Thursday games. The Under is 5-1 in the Ducks last 6 road games. The Under is 4-1 in the Ducks last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Under is 6-2 in the Ducks last 8 overall. The Under is 5-1 in the Sharks last 6 vs. the Western Conference. The Over is 4-1-1 in the Sharks last 6 Thursday games. The Under is 8-2-2 in the Sharks last 12 vs. the Pacific. The Under is 10-2-2 in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.

The Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose between the two teams.


Pick: Ducks 2 out of 5 units


US Fed News Service, Including US State News October 8, 2009 EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Oct. 7 — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release:

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 to inform the public and the campus community about the goals of the new Blugold Beginnings program, a multifaceted effort to expand access to college through pre-college outreach. The open house will be held in the Blugold Beginnings Office in Old Library 2134, between Schofield Hall and McIntyre Library.

On June 8 Gov. Jim Doyle announced UW-Eau Claire’s selection for a grant which will fund a portion of the Blugold Beginnings program. Allocated from the Wisconsin College Access Challenge Grant, the funds are administered by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. on behalf of the state. UW-Eau Claire was selected from among nine Wisconsin colleges and universities that competed for funding to replicate UW-Green Bay’s successful Phuture Phoenix program, which encourages young, at-risk students to pursue higher education. see here great lakes higher education

The grant will support the development of an elementary school component to the Blugold Beginnings program at UW-Eau Claire. The program will aim to inform and inspire underrepresented fifth-grade students about higher education and how it is possible for them.

Lissa Martinez, the Blugold Beginnings program coordinator, said UW-Eau Claire’s division of Student Affairs and Dean of Students office will recruit committed and motivated college students to serve as Blugold Beginnings mentors and send them into four local schools: Lakeshore, Longfellow and Sherman elementary schools in Eau Claire; and Arcadia Elementary School in Arcadia. Each school will have 10-15 mentors. Mentors also will participate in the May campus tour day when fifth-graders visit UW-Eau Claire. see here great lakes higher education

Mentor positions are available immediately and will extend through two semesters. Mentors are expected to be at their designated elementary school two to five times per week, for a minimum of five hours per week. Schedules will depend on the availability of mentors and mentees. UW-Eau Claire’s service-learning requirement can be completed by mentoring through this program. A training session is required before mentors begin.

“This program is a wonderful opportunity for university students to become connected with the local community, make a difference in a young person’s life and promote higher education at a hands-on level,” said Martinez.

A high school component of the Blugold Beginnings program began in the spring of this year and also involves the pairing of students with college mentors. In addition to the in-school mentoring, high school students are encouraged to attend monthly campus events coordinated by the Blugold Beginnings mentors. The first event, scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 24, will offer students the opportunity to experience a Blugold football game, with a picnic lunch beforehand.

Martinez, 715/836-3651,; Christine Webster, 715/836-3015,

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