Sharks regrouping as power play goes from lacklustre to liability versus Oilers


The third came from Pavelski again after Oilers center Leon Draisaitl received a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct resulting in ab ejection, also in the second period. Western Conference. The Oilers are 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest, 10-1 in their last 11 home games and 14-4 in their last 18 overall. The Oilers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. The Oilers should be able to find a way to get the victory here. "We do", Sharks captain Joe Pavelski said.

"I liked it in Game 1". "We'll have to take our game up a notch, starting in Game 4".

Of course, it's also important to note that you don't get a single bonus for winning a playoff game by seven goals or by winning an overtime thriller. This eventually led to Marcus Sorensen netting his first career playoff goal as he picked up a Brendan Dillon rebound and sent it home. The games have been tight, not much either way. Your top guys get marked pretty hard. "I don't know if it hit his skate or leg".

"It doesn't matter if you lose by one goal or seven goals", he said. It all added up to the most lopsided playoff win in Sharks history and biggest shutout win in 10 years in the National Hockey League.

Pavelski said: "It allowed us to really stay with our game".

The young Oilers were schooled by the old Sharks. Sure, there is shock value in a 7-0 thrashing, and the Oilers played for quite awhile as if they were in shock.

"It's a razor-thin edge, and we've been on the wrong side of it a couple of these games", said DeBoer.

Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help the Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Friday night, evening their first-round series at one game apiece.

Thornton's return came exactly two weeks after he was hurt April 2 against Vancouver in a collision with center Michael Chaput.

Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski each scored twice, while Joe Thornton, back for his second game of the series, added his first assist.

Mikkel Boedker was scratched to make room for Thornton.

Talbot acknowledged that back-to-back shutouts in the playoffs felt great. He has quietly been one of the NHL's best goaltenders in the playoffs, despite his relative lack of experience. "Just go through my process and let it go and be ready Thursday".

If Sharks center Joe Thornton is eager to test his injured left knee, even if it's less than 100 percent, there may be no better time than Game 3.

Things looked bleak in Game 5 back in Edmonton on Thursday, when the Sharks withstood an early Oilers onslaught to grab a 3-1 lead midway through the second period.

San Jose saw its series' struggles on the power play continue with a shot-less advantage after Edmonton's Drake Caggiula boarded Karlsson six minutes into the session. With Kris Russell in the box for a hooking penalty on Timo Meier the Sharks took a couple trips into the zone with shades of the same old power play, i.e. lots of perimeter passing looking for flawless shots without much traffic in front of the net, until Logan Couture launched a wrister passed an off balance Cam Talbot resulting from some nifty cross ice passes to put the Sharks ahead 2-0.

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