|1-0-0, 0 points, 2 p/g||Ranks||0-1-0, 0 points, 0 p/g|
|t-1st||Points per Game||t-9th|
|2nd||Shots on Goal||16th|
|t-7th||Goals Against per Game||t-13th|
Not Quite How It Was Scripted
The first period of Wednesday's game was one of the best periods I've seen the Oilers play. They controlled the puck. When they didn't have the puck, they were after the puck. They scored two goals. The Sharks scored none. It looked like the Oilers were going to drive this one to the bank
The second and third periods were completely opposite the first. Joel Ward got San Jose on the board early on in the second, and Paul Martin tied it up with five minutes gone in the third. This game ended up going to overtime thanks largely in part to Cam Talbot stopping a wall of shots, and Melker Karlsson scored three minutes in sudden death to give the Sharks a 1-0 series lead.
Edmonton badly needs to tie this series up with a win tonight, as no team wants to go away from home down 0-2.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"They had the puck all night, they played in our zone...When you don't have the puck you're not going to get many shots on goal. They did a good job."
That's Oilers forward Connor McDavid on San Jose's dominant play in game 1.
The Sharks amassed 44 shots in game one. You don't need your pocket calculator to figure out that you're going to lose more games than you win when you allow 44 shots.
The opponents are saying
"I think there wasn't much that needed to be said. There wasn't much panic."
That's Sharks forward Joe Pavelski on San Jose's come-from-behind victory on Wednesday night.
San Jose played a great road game, and they'll definitely want to circle the last 40 minutes of the game. They did it without Joe Thornton who was scratched due to injury, and Logan Couture is playing with a full face shield.
Have some of this
Oilers fans waited a long time for #StanleyCup Playoff hockey, and they did not disappoint with a rendition of O Canada from the stands. pic.twitter.com/UqJkCKh97g— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 13, 2017