Sports Seven reasons why San Jose Sharks are pushing Edmonton Oilers to the limit

22:31  21 april  2017
22:31  21 april  2017 Source:   Edmonton Journal

Never, never, never under-estimate the San Jose Sharks

  Never, never, never under-estimate the San Jose Sharks Never, never, never under-estimate the San Jose SharksThe San Jose Sharks went to the Stanley Cup finals last year and have stomped the Edmonton Oilers for years.

The San Jose Sharks played a dominant two periods against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. In the third period, up by one goal, the Sharks decided to park the bus, calling off the attack and clogging up the neutral zone.

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Everybody’s favourite Edmonton Oilers whipping boy David Desharnais is everybody’s favourite Edmonton Oiler tonight. Desharnais set up the game tying goal and scored the winning goal in OT to lead Edmonton to a 4-3 victory over San Jose. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy discuss his excellent effort, San Jose’s “near” perfect regulation play, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl’s breakout game, and blast Sportsnet for starting the game so late.

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Edmonton Oilers fall 3-2 to San Jose Sharks in overtime

  Edmonton Oilers fall 3-2 to San Jose Sharks in overtime Edmonton Oilers fall 3-2 to San Jose Sharks in overtimeThe Edmonton Oilers and their long-suffering fans unleashed 11 years worth of pent-up frustration on the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night.

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The San Jose Sharks played a dominant two periods against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. In the third period, up by one goal, the Sharks decided to park the bus, calling off the attack and clogging up the neutral zone. The strategy almost worked, as Edmonton only had one, measly Grade B chance for the first 17 minutes of the third. The game seemed over, with the Oilers out of it and heading to San Jose for an elimination game.

But then came lighting, Oscar Klefbom, the Oil’s MVP in this series so far, slamming home a winning shot on an excellent wide and low drive and good feed from David Desharnais — everyone’s favourite Edmonton Oilers whipping boy turned everyone’s favourite Oilers for a night.

Having parked the bus, San Jose found it evidently impossible to get out of “park” in overtime, which Edmonton dominated, outchancing the Sharks 8 to 0.

But, overall in the series, San Jose has had 36 Grade A scoring chances  to 30 for the Oilers.

Here’s why San Jose almost won Thursday’s game and will continue to give the Oilers all they can handle until this series has a winner, one team or the other.

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Oilers underdogs, Canadiens favourites on Saturday NHL betting linesEdmonton needed an overtime goal from David Desharnais to claim a 4-3 win as -150 home favourites in Game 5, and holds a 3-2 series lead going into Saturday night’s Oilers versus Sharks betting matchup at the SAP Center in San Jose.

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