NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Edmonton|
(Saturday, October 23rd)
Final Score: San Jose 6, Edmonton 1
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists as the
San Jose Sharks dominated the Edmonton Oilers, 6-1, at Rexall Place.
Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist while Joe Thornton added three helpers
for the Sharks, who have won their past two. Antero Niittymaki stopped 21
shots in the win.
"We feel confident with how we're playing right now," said Thornton. "We came
out with a good win against Colorado and we want to keep this momentum going
as long as we can. The road trip's not done but we feel we can play with
anybody right now."
Jordan Eberle had the lone goal for the Oilers, who have dropped their past
four games. Nikolai Khabibulin was tagged for six goals on 34 shots in the
"What happened is that they came to play and we didn't," said Oilers head
coach Tom Renney. "You know, we're a young team and are still searching for
those right combinations. It'll happen, it's just going to take time."
Eberle's shorthanded goal 1:22 in got Edmonton started out on the right note,
but San Jose answered with 3:26 left in the period as Heatley tipped in a
Pavelski offering for a power-play goal.
Logan Couture gave San Jose the lead with 7:14 left in the second on a
backhander and Pavelski made it a 3-1 game with 1:09 left in the middle
Ryane Clowe scored on a wrister 4:29 into the third and Dan Boyle made it a
5-1 game 20 seconds later with a power-play tally.
John McCarthy's goal with 5:15 to play capped the scoring in the contest.
San Jose plays in Calgary to wrap up the three-game trip on Sunday...Edmonton
hits the road for the next three games starting Tuesday in Calgary...The
Sharks took three of four from Edmonton last season...San Jose scored on three
of its five power plays while Edmonton failed on all five of its chances.
10/24 01:54:17 ET