NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at San Jose
(Saturday, January 16th)
Final Score: San Jose 4, Edmonton 2
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Devin Setoguchi scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner early in the second period, as the San Jose Sharks took down the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2, at HP Pavilion.
Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who have won three of their last four games. Manny Malhotra dished out two assists for San Jose, which is tied with Chicago for tops in the NHL with 70 points.
Thomas Greiss made 27 saves for the victors.
"I think the team played very well tonight," Greiss said. "Devin played great, scored two goals for us. The whole team put a lot of pressure on their end to make it easy for me."
Patrick O'Sullivan and Denis Grebeshkov each scored for the Oilers, who have dropped seven straight contests. Devan Dubnyk turned aside 32-of-36 shots for Edmonton, which is 1-13-1 since December 15 and sits at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a mere 37 points.
The Sharks drew first blood at the 3:51 mark of the first period. Marleau took a pass from Dany Heatley and fired a weird angle shot that bounced off Dubnyk and into the net.
Grebeshkov lit the lamp with 4:02 remaining to tie things up. However, Setoguchi scored a power-play goal with 1:16 left to give San Jose the lead back.
Setoguchi then scored just 22 seconds into the second to make it a 3-1 game. Joe Pavelski's shot from in front set up a rebound for Setoguchi, who snuck the disc past a diving Dubnyk.
Thornton added an insurance goal with 4:24 to go. Greiss stopped all 13 shots that he faced in the second.
O'Sullivan scored a short-handed goal at the 9:43 mark of the third to account for the final margin.
"I thought they played hard. That's a good team that we played against tonight. Early on we weren't real good but as the game progressed we picked it up," Oilers head coach Pat Quinn said. "We just fell a little short. We lost to a good team."
The Sharks have beaten the Oilers six straight times...San Jose recalled forward Ben Ferriero from Worcester (AHL)...The Sharks went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Edmonton went 0-for-1 with the man advantage...Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff returned to the lineup after missing Thursday's game due to illness. Edmonton center Gilbert Brule has missed the last three contests with the flu.
01/16 19:50:05 ET