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The Oilers are in San Jose tonight. Will the Sharks seek revenge for Nurse' s actions in the last meeting between these two?

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Game Details

Edmonton Oilers Record: 29-40-7
San Jose Sharks Record: 41-21-6
Puck Drop: 8:30PM MST
Television: Sportsnet Oilers
Radio: 630 CHED
The Opposing View: Fear the Fin

Tonight's Storyline

Earlier this month the Oilers played the Sharks. In the final minutes of the game, with the Sharks clearly on their way to a victory, Darnell Nurse exacted a little revenge for what he felt was a dirty play by Roman Polak on Matt Hendricks earlier in the period. For his trouble Nurse was suspended three games.

Today, hours before the first game between these two team since the incident, the Sharks called up Michael Haley, who has 23 fights and 205 penalty minutes on his resume in 66 NHL games. Haley might play tonight, he might not, there's been nothing official yet. If he does play presumably it's to send a message to Nurse and the Oilers that the Sharks are willing to make themselves a worse team in the name of revenge. For my money, the better revenge would be kicking the living crap out of the Oilers and helping secure a better playoff spot, but what do I know, I obviously never played the game.

Line Combinations

From Jack Michaels:

Taylor Hall - Leon Draisaitl - Zack Kassian
Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Lauri Korpikoski - Mark Letestu - Nail Yakupov
Matt Hendricks - Adam Cracknell - Iiro Pakarinen

Andrej Sekera - Mark Fayne
Darnell Nurse - Adam Clendening
Jordan Oesterle - Griffin Reinhart

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