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

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Series shifts to San Jose

San Jose Sharks v Edmonton Oilers - Game Two Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

ON TO SAN JOSE

The Edmonton Oilers scored two shorthanded goals en route to a 2-0 victory at home on Friday night. Zack Kassian and Connor McDavid each had a shorty, and the Edmonton Oilers kept the Sharks off the board. The series is now even at 1-all, and the Oilers will try to tilt the series to their advantage with another win this evening.

How To Tune In

Time: 8:00 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet (Canada)

NBCSN (Stream in USA w/ provider access)

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

Edmonton needs to keep on keepin’ on. After getting just nine shots in the last 43 minutes of the game on Wednesday, the Oilers put up 36 shots over sixty minutes. The shorthanded goals helped, too. One thing they could change? Not taking six penalties during the game. The Oilers need to play like they did on Friday and certainly not how they did on Wednesday. Good things will happen.

What To Watch For From The Sharks

From Fear The Fin

Joe Thornton remains a gametime decision, but it sounds like he’ll draw into the lineup for the first time this season. If he does, expect Timo Meier to be the odd man out. That should be the only change to the lineup after the Sharks’ 2-0 loss on Friday.

The Sharks are being very cute about whether or not they’re going to throw Joe Thornton out there tonight. I’ve been wrong before, but I wouldn’t be too awfully surprised to see him out there, even if it’s on one leg.

Final Thought

Whichever team wins tonight will take a big step towards four wins in the series. A road win for Edmonton would be their biggest win of the season.