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Western Conference Quarter-Finals Game 3: Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks

Tie series shifts to San Jose

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San Jose
1-1-0, 0 points, 2 p/g Ranks 1-1-0, 0 points, 2 p/g
t-4th Points per Game t-4th
8th Special Teams 9th
10th Shots on Goal 13th
4th Goals Against per Game 5th
830 PM MDT
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Rogers Place

The opposing view


Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Drake CaggiulaMark LetestuZack Kassian
Benoit Pouliot - David Desharnais - Iiro Pakarinen


Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse - Matthew Benning


Cam Talbot
Laurent Brossoit

Back In The Game

Cam Talbot turned aside everything the San Jose Sharks tossed his way on Saturday night en route to a 2-0 victory . The tables had turned a bit, as the Sharks were only able to lob sixteen shots at the Oilers through the entire game. Both of Edmonton's goals came while San Jose had the man advantage.  Zack Kassian got theOilers on the board very early in the second period, while Connor McDavid did Connor McDavid things midway through the third.

The Oilers' 2-0 victory ties the series at one game each.  The series shifts to San Jose for the next two.  Can the Oilers keep the good times rolling at the Shark Tank?

Let's go to the tape.

The Oilers are saying

That's Oilers forward Patrick Maroon on Edmonton's shift to San Jose

Edmonton had a road record of 22-14-5 during the regular season.  They're looking for two more in the next three days before returning home.

The opponents are saying

That's Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer on where his team stands after two games.

Have some of this

  • I'm not totally delighted with a split, but after that first game, I think we're all OK with the split. Oilers have a real opportunity to turn up the heat tonight should they put a W on game 3 of this series.
  • The Oilers took a bunch of penalties on Thursday, and the Sharks had six more power plays on Saturday night.  Less of that.  Oilers went 0/4 on the man adavantage on Saturday night.
  • Cam Talbot turned a lot less shots on Saturday night, but was absolutely perfect in the win.Look for the Sharks to counter once again with Martin Jones.
  • KLEFBOM GOOD TO GO? Oscar Klefbom blocked a shot in Edmonton's game 2 victory and missed practice yesterday.  Coach McLellan expects that Klefbom will be ready to go for game 3, which is a huge coup for the blue line.
  • The Oilers will be without Tyler Pitlick (knee).  The Sharks' Joe Thornton (leg) will once be a 'game time decision'.