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Edmonton
Oilers
38-35-9
San Jose
Sharks
53-18-11

26 SOG
31 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
EDM
SJS
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Preview: Edmonton at San Jose

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM
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Preview: Edmonton at San Jose
Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

EDMONTON OILERS (29-23-4) at

SAN JOSE SHARKS (37-8-9)

Start Time: 8:38 p.m. MST (PPV starts at 8:15 p.m.)

Television: Molson Canadian Oilers Pay Per View (HD)

Radio: 630 CHED, Oilers Radio Network and online at edmontonoilers.com.Today's Game Notes | Oilers/Sharks Head-to-Head | Stats Comparison by Nick Conrad | edmontonoilers.com

The Oilers will have their fourth chance to equal their season-starting four-game win streak with a win tonight and by all means, they’ll be up against a juggernaut.

The San Jose Sharks’ top four scorers have 66 more points than Edmonton’s top four scorers and to boot, the Oilers are playing the second of a back-to-back road set.

Yet if the Oilers (29-23-4) are to repeat their two-point performance vs. the Sharks (37-8-9) on Dec. 6, this might be the time to do it.

The “slumping” San Jose Sharks have had only one win in six February games although they’ve managed to salvage six points. They are coming off a 6-5 regulation loss—only their eighth—to New Jersey on Sunday.

Edmonton and San Jose last faced off on Jan. 9 at Rexall Place when the Sharks won 4-1 on the strength of two goals by Patrick Marleau.

After tonight’s game the Oilers will head to Dallas for the final game of their four game road-trip before returning home for a four-game homestand starting with Calgary on Saturday.

Just The Facts...

The Answers

Pre-Game Video...

Bob Stauffer and Rob Brown preview tonight's game Pre-game comments from Dwayne Roloson, Shawn Horcoff, Liam Reddox and Craig MacTavish The Other Side: Pre-game comments from Sharks forward Claude Lemieux Pre-Game Audio... Shawn Horcoff Liam Reddox Dwayne Roloson Craig MacTavish Monday's Post-Game Video...

Post-game comments from Theo Peckham, Ladislav Smid, and Craig MacTavish Monday's Post-Game Audio... Ladislav Smid Theo Peckham Craig MacTavish

The Other Side - news from sjsharks.com

Sharks still gained road points - The San Jose Sharks are coming off their worst stretch of the season and still things don’t appear that bad. Despite a 4-2-4 mark in their last 10 games, the Sharks still have the league's best winning percentage ...more Ask the Sharks: Rob Blake - Rob Blake will be the next player featured on our weekly segment of “Ask the Sharks.” If you have a question you would like to ask the 39-year-old defenseman, E-mail it to askthesharks@sjsharks.com. ...more

Odds and Ends

Video: Gretzky talks up Ales Hemsky - On Monday morning, Wayne Gretzky talked about Ales Hemsky and his status as one of the elite players in the NHL. Ales Hemsky, Dustin Penner and Craig MacTavish reacted to Gretzky's comments. ...more 5 Questions with Tom Gilbert - We recently sat down with Tom Gilbert and asked him five fan-favourite questions on topics from non-hockey jobs to Saturday morning TV shows. Click to check out his answers and more Off the Ice features. ...more The LINK: Shaved heads & Pisani's hockey school - On this episode of The Link, we look at the Valentine's Day Hair Massacure where Ethan Moreau and Ales Hemsky shaved their heads. We also take a closer look at Fernando Pisani's hockey school. Follow the link for the show. ...more

From the Wire (AP)

WThe Associated Press preview will be available soon.

2008-2009 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Apr 02 '09SJS 2 at EDM 1D. Boyle
Feb 17 '09EDM 2 at SJS 4P. Marleau
Jan 09 '09SJS 4 at EDM 1B. Staubitz
Dec 06 '08EDM 3 at SJS 2 - OTK. Brodziak
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
A. Hemsky47183250+21042
S. Horcoff55132538+83561
S. Souray56152136-67294
T. Gilbert5733134+51620
L. Visnovsky5082331+63051
D. Penner55141529+03335
A. Cogliano57131629-61633
D. Grebeshkov5142125+72210
E. Cole57131023-44751
E. Moreau5612921-28902
R. Nilsson4771421-41841
S. Gagner5161319-34131
K. Brodziak558917-22111
M. Pouliot5471017-21902
Z. Stortini37437-414000
S. Staios55257-65900
L. Reddox33426-61010
F. Pisani16246-2400
J. Strudwick47156-63900
L. Smid42066-44700
G. Brule11213-31201
R. Potulny8033+2000
R. Schremp4033+2200
S. MacIntyre17101-23100
T. Peckham5000-42900
J. Boulerice2000+0000
T. Sestito1000+0000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
D. Roloson4020-14-410011852.72.916
M. Garon156-8-0434083.17.895
J. Deslauriers83-2-0252253.57.889
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
J. Thornton55145165+214453
P. Marleau55323062+251289
D. Setoguchi54242549+161082
R. Clowe55202747+1047111
D. Boyle50142842+153863
J. Pavelski53172441+71631
M. Michalek50152338+113845
R. Blake5392534+188351
C. Ehrhoff5462127-65541
M. Vlasic5542327+172420
M. Grier53101222+82302
J. Cheechoo4381220+23031
T. Plihal505813+31401
M. Goc43279-61801
J. Roenick28358-12210
A. Semenov29156+74300
D. Murray48066+62200
B. Lukowich36066+81000
J. McGinn17213-3001
J. Shelley44123-36801
B. Staubitz16123+24601
L. Kaspar11123+0801
T. Cavanagh12011-2200
D. Joslin11000-2600
C. Lemieux11000-31500
R. Armstrong2000-1200
R. Vesce2000-2000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
E. Nabokov4329-7-710911602.54.906
B. Boucher139-1-2233361.79.932