A night after an uneven performance, bad line changes, and terrible turnovers lead to an Oilers loss to the Ducks the team was back on the ice in San Jose taking on the Sharks who find themsleves on the playoff bubble in the Western conference after losing eight of their last ten games. For a team battling for a playoff spot a visit from the 29th place team in the second of back-to-back games must look about as close to a free space as there is on the schedule but the NHL still makes the teams play the games and on this night the Oilers beat the odds, dropping the Sharks 3-2 in a shootout.
In all honesty the final score is really all I know about this game because I fell asleep trying to watch it. But because you, the faithful reader, deserve a game recap I watched the highlights this morning with the intent of putting something basic together. It was there however that I ran into an unexpected problem, the highlight package didn't contain much in the way of highlights. In fact the game seemed a little boring which might be why I fell asleep in the first place. So there will be no game recap today on this site today. If you want to read something about the game I direct you to Bruce McCurdy's work at the Cult of Hockey. Or if the mood strikes you why don't you just tell me what I missed.
Scoring Chances - Fenwick/Corsi - Head-to-Head Ice Time - Shift Charts
Box Score - Event Summary - Faceoff Report - Shot Report
Game Recap from Fear The Fin