Back To Back Shutouts
Cam Talbot turned aside all 23 Shark shots en route to his second consecutive shutout. The man's a wall right now, he hasn't allowed a goal in 120 minutes of gameplay. Hey, that was a cute MTV segue. Someone go get Matt Pinfield for me. Zack Kassian is also very helpful at this time of the year, as he scored Edmonton's lone goal in their 1-0 victory on Sunday night.
While everything's just roses right now with Cam Talbot and Zack Kassian, the Oilers will surely need more than one goal in most games going forward. They'll get that opportunity tonight as they play Game 4 in San Jose. The Sharks desperately want to tie this series with a win tonight, but the Oilers will really get into the driver's seat should they go back home with a 3-1 lead.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"You can't say enough about him right now, he's playing at a new level...That's what we need in the playoffs. Your top guys usually get marked pretty hard so you need secondary scoring and he's giving it to us."Source
That's Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot on Zack Kassian's play after Game 3.
You can't ask much more of Zack Kassian in this series. He's scored 2 game winning goals in the last two games, one of them shorthanded. Let's spread it around.
The opponents are saying
Those are tough decisions. It wasn’t easy," DeBoer said. "I don’t think it’s been all bad. I think he was really good in Game 1. He could easily be back in there tomorrow.
"Those are tough decisions. It wasn't easy...I don't think it's been all bad. I think he was really good in Game 1. He could easily be back in there tomorrow."
That's Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer on whether or not Mikael Boedker will be in the lineup tonight. Boedker was a healthy scratch for game 3. Boedker has zero points in two games this postseason.
Have some of this
"That's the beauty of our lineup. Everybody is interchangeable." #Oilers lines shuffled during Game 3 victory: https://t.co/gOVHSvZb0m pic.twitter.com/wYlj7td9OH— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 18, 2017