KASS AND TALBOT
The Edmonton Oilers scored half as many goals on Sunday as they did on Friday and they still emerged victorious against Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks. Zack Kassian scored his second consecutive game winning goal on Martin Jones, and his goal was the only goal the Oilers would need. Cam Talbot turned aside 23 shots en route to his second consecutive shutout. Everything is fine. Look into the light.
A win tonight would give the Oilers a 3-1 advantage in the series with the following game coming in Edmonton. Can the Oilers take two straight in San Jose?
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What To Watch For From The Oilers
It’s great that Zack Kassian’s goal helped give the Oilers a 1-0 victory on Sunday night, but the Oilers are going to eventually need to score a little more than that. Edmonton has scored 2, 2 and 1 goals in three games, good for an average of 1.67 goals per game. They’ve been very fortunate to have Cam Talbot turn aside nearly everything, and they’ll need to help him out by getting a couple goals of their own.
Also, Connor McDavid.
What To Watch For From The Sharks
From Fear The Fin
Right now San Jose needs to find something to jump start its offense. Marcus and I talked about bringing Kevin Labanc into the lineup on last night’s podcast, and I think re-introducing Mikkel Boedker would help matters, too. Whether DeBoer makes any changes remains to be seen — I think he’ll play his cards pretty close to the vest.
The Oilers have scored five goals this entire series. The Sharks have scored three.
Cam Talbot is playing lights out and if the Oilers get rolling early, there’s a great chance they can head back to Edmonton up 3-1 in the best of seven.