We're Really Talking About Clinching The Series Tonight
David Desharnais scored an overtime thriller to give the Oilers a 4-3 win, and 3-2 lead in the series. Edmonton came back from a 3-1 deficit in order to take the series lead, and it's got me feeling warm and tingly all over.
The Oilers will visit San Jose tonight for game six. Momentum has certainly shifted Edmonton's way, but the Sharks had fun with the Oilers the last time these two teams met in San Jose on Tuesday. Edmonton can walk away sealing a series for the first time since 2006 tonight. I can hardly contain myself.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"Davey's best game as an Oiler"Source
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on David Desharnais' game 5.
Hard to argue with McLellan on this one. Not only did David Desharnais score in OT, he had a very nice little setup on an Oscar Klefbom laser that tied the game late in the third.
The opponents are saying
"We started to defend with about 10 minutes left in the third, we got in that mindset and when they tied it up and went to overtime we couldn't get back on our toes again and reestablish our forecheck."
That's Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer on his team's performance late in Thursday's game.
Edmonton outshot the Sharks 14-2 in overtime.
Have some of this