Edmonton Oilers fans making noise in San Jose
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 8:26
The Oilers are getting a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total for the game is listed at 5 goals. Certainly Talbot does not bear sole responsibility for the loss because he had no appreciable defensive help.
With goalie Cam Talbot in net, the Oilers had shut out the Sharks the previous two games. This embarrassing defeat will galvanize Edmonton as they head home for game five.
Craig Custance: A goal and an assist through two games and his team split with a veteran Stanley Cup contender - I'd say his start has been just fine.
"That's where we're at and we're expecting some big games out of some people".
The Sharks are 6-9 all-time when a series is tied at two games apiece.
If the first three games of the series (3-2, 2-0 and 1-0) were a coin toss, this was taking a roll of Loonies, putting it in a sock and beating Edmonton senseless with it. Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) stops a shot from San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) next to Oilers center David Desharnais (13) during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, S.
"We got this giant Oiler cake made for him, they did a great job of it, and his receptionist said, "Oh, he's going to love this, you Canadians are so nice".
DeBoer said: "They've tried to play physical and they've taken some liberties, and we haven't made them pay a price for that until tonight". Including the postseason, the Sharks have played 2,192 games. He missed the final three games of the regular season and the first two playoff games after injuring his knee at Vancouver on April 2. "That doesn't win at this time of the year and I think we're proving that".
The Sharks' power play and its top offensive threats, after being all but silenced for the first three games of the series, led the way.
San Jose then took the game over in the second starting when Marleau scored on an early power play.
"I think in the playoffs there are little lessons that are learned along the way", Todd McLellan, the Edmonton coach, said. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with two goals, Joel Ward has two assists and Logan Couture has six shots on goal. If the Sharks can pick up a win Thursday night, San Jose will have an opportunity to close out the series in Game 6 in San Jose Saturday.
"We have confidence", Thornton said of the San Jose power play showing.
The Edmonton Oilers were thought to be a work in progress for much of the 2016-17 regular season.
"We were bad tonight, obviously", McDavid said.
The big rise in Couture's performance was expected, DeBoer said.
But neither team scored in the first period, with Jones making his best stop early on an odd-man rush against Patrick Maroon and Talbot robbing Marcus Sorensen on a rebound chance from the slot. "As a player you want to play every game, so I'm going to keep telling everyone around me that I want to play". "I don't know if there was really any time to let frustration settle in", said Pavelski. Maybe they would make the playoffs for the first time since 2006, maybe not. They have never been blanked in three straight games but have dropped three straight Game 4s.