NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at San Jose|
(Tuesday, April 1st)
Final Score: San Jose 5, Edmonton 4
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Marleau's power-play goal at the
12:31 mark of the third period lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 win over
the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.
Brent Burns and Dan Boyle finished with one goal and one assist apiece for the
Sharks, who had dropped four of five entering the contest. San Jose (105
points) moved within a point of the Anaheim Ducks (106) for the top spot in
the Pacific Division.
"It's a bittersweet win," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "It was nice to see
us come back and score five, and the power play contributed. Those types of
things are nice, but I'm going to leave the rink a little more frustrated than
excited. I still think our team looks lethargic. Not as much physically but
Antti Niemi stopped 25-of-29 shots in the win.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and two assists while Taylor Hall and Jordan
Eberle chipped in with a goal and two assists apiece for the Oilers, losers in
five of their last six games.
"We battled extremely hard," Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins said. "In my recent
memory I can't remember a game where we were supporting and fighting and
battling [like we did]. I liked our compete level."
Ben Scrivens allowed all five goals on 33 shots in the setback.
Nugent-Hopkins gave Edmonton a 4-3 lead with his goal 6:16 into the final
frame. Eberle fed Nugent-Hopkins at the left circle and he turned and fired a
wrister into the net.
Burns scored the game-tying goal with 10:35 left. Joe Thornton skated across
the crease and shoveled a pass to Burns, who buried the disc into the net.
Marleau scored the game-winner less than two minutes later. Burns fired a shot
from the blue line that bounced off Scrivens and right to Marleau, who stuffed
the rebound in for a 5-4 lead.
Andrew Desjardins opened the scoring just 3:11 into the game. Hall got the
Oilers on the board with his 26th goal of the season at the 12:34 mark.
Boyle made it 2-1 just over three minutes later with a wrister from the slot.
Tommy Wingels scored just 2:45 into the second, but Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle
scored back-to-back goals 38 seconds apart to tie things up.
Thornton, who finished with two assists, has 63 helpers this season ... San
Jose hosts the LA Kings on Thursday ... The Oilers visit the Ducks on
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