IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks
Minute-by-minute updates from Edmonton's home game against San Jose
This is the third and final meeting between the Oilers and the Sharks. San Jose will be looking for a series sweep as they have taken the first two games, but the Sharks, who began their road trip on Saturday have lost their last two games. The Oilers are looking to capitalize from the Sharks recent woes to grab two points from tonight's game.
Some late lineup changes. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be out tonight due to illness while Teemu Hartikainen draws back into the lineup.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Hall - Horcoff - Hemsky
Jones - Smyth - Eberle
Paajarvi - Gagner - Yakupov
Brown - Petrell - Hartikainen
Smid - Petry
N.Schultz - Fistric
Whitney - J.Schultz
20:00: GAME ON!! Puck has drop and the first period is now underway.
15:01: Ryan Smyth and Jordan Eberle a two-on-one chance but was stopped by Antti Niemi.
14:12: The Oilers get an early powerplay opportunity as Douglas Murray gets two-minutes for interference.
9:49: The Oilers are back on the powerplay as Dan Boyle goes to the box for tripping.
9:13: The Oilers are up 1-0 with a powerplay goal from Sam Gagner. | EDM 1, SJS 0
6:15: Ales Hemsky with a chance in front but was stopped by Niemi.
5:41: The Sharks get one back as Logan Couture picks up the rebound to tie up the game. | EDM 1, SJS 1
1:08: Ryan Jones and Andrew Desjardins get into a pushing match at the Oilers blueline and both go to the box for roughing minors.
0:00: End of the first period. Shots on net were 9-5 for the Sharks. Game is tied 1-1. | EDM 1, SJS 1
FIRST PERIOD NOTES: Sam Gagner extends his team leading point streak to 28 with his 12th goal of the season. He has collected 23 points in 29 games.
20:00: Puck has dropped and both teams are playing four-on-four for 52 seconds.
17:24: Martin Havlat gets two minutes for interference and an additional two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct as well as a 10 minute misconduct.
10:00: Nick Schultz is off to the penalty box for interference. Sharks get their first powerplay chance.
7:53: Nick Schultz right out of the penalty box goes on a three-on-one rush with Shawn Horcoff and Lennart Petrell. Schultz passes to Horcoff to put the Oilers up 2-0. | EDM 2, SJS 1
1:29: The Oilers get their third powerplay opportunity as Tommy Wingels gets two for delay of game, puck over the glass.
0:00: Horcoff with one last chance put goes high. Shots after 40 minutes are 16-14 for the Sharks.
SECOND PERIOD NOTES: Horcoff's goal is his fourth of the season and his sixth point in 12 games.
20:00: The puck has dropped and the Oilers start the period off with 29 second powerplay.
19:05: Horoff with a shot by Niemi makes a glove save.
17:18: Dubnyk with the save from a Marc-Edouard Vlasic wrister.
15:53: Ryan Jones with the wrap around and puts the puck in between Niemi's legs. It's Jones' first goal of the year. The Oilers now lead 3-1. | EDM 3, SJS 1
13:48: The Oilers are back in the box as Ryan Whitney gets two for interference.
13:10: Couture gets his second of the night as it goes pass Dubnyk. The Sharks pull within one with Couture's powerplay goal. | EDM 3, SJS 2
10:45: A bad Oilers turnover puts the puck on the stick of Wingels and the Sharks tie it up. | EDM 3, SJS 3
0:00: Game is tied 3-3 so we head to overtime. Shots on net were 34-25 for the Sharks.
5:00: Puck has dropped.
4:23: Niemi with a glove save on Jeff Petry's wrister from the blue line.
1:50: Gagner with a backhander but was stopped by Niemi.
0:00: Overtime solves nothing, we head to a shootout.
EDM: Sam Gagner: Saved
SJS: Joe Pavelski: Saved
EDM: Jordan Eberle: Goal
SJS: Logan Couture: Goal
EDM: Ales Hemsky: Saved
SJS: Dan Boyle: Goal
The San Jose Sharks win in a shootout, 4-3. Shots on net were 34-27 for the Sharks. | SJS 4, EDM 3