The Oilers played a terrible, no good, very bad game against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. San Jose scored seven goals en route to an embarrassing 7-0 triumph over the Oilers. Cam Talbot would be relieved halfway through the game after yielding his fifth goal, and there wasn't any goal scoring to be had for the good guys.
Fortunately, it's just one game. The teams are tied at two games each, and a couple of Oiler goals can help alleviate the mess left behind in San Jose.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"The good thing is it's a seven game series so we can park this and move on. We got a split both home and away. We have to head home with the confidence we can do it"Source
That's Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins after Tuesday's disappointing loss.
The Oilers need to forget about Tuesday's game, and they need to do it fast.
The opponents are saying
"It was critical...That's an important piece, getting that momentum. We weren't able to do it last game. To get it early tonight and get that feeling was critical."
That's Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer on playing with the lead early in Game 4.
The Sharks had not held the lead (or scored a goal) in the previous 120 minutes. They had a few on Tuesday night.
Have some of this
Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl fined $2,569.44, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for spearing San Jose’s Chris Tierney.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 19, 2017