NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Edmonton
(Sunday, November 30th)
Final Score: San Jose 2, Edmonton 1
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Patrick Marleau scored late in the second period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Brad Stuart also scored for the streaking Sharks, who have won five straight and are unbeaten in their last seven (5-0-2). Vesa Toskala stopped 35-of-36 shots for San Jose.
Jarret Stoll scored for the Oilers, who have lost three straight and are winless in their last five contests (0-4-1). Ty Conklin made 19 saves in the setback.
San Jose evened the game at 1-1 with 50 seconds left in the opening period on a power-play goal by Stuart. He beat a screened Conklin with a slap shot from the right point on the Sharks' first shot of the game.
Marleau staked the Sharks to a 2-1 edge with 4:03 remaining in the second period. Conklin stopped Vincent Damphousse's wrister from just outside the crease, but Marleau was able to backhand the rebound underneath the goaltender's pads.
Toskala stopped 14 shots in the first period, 13 in the second and came up with eight more crucial stops to keep Edmonton off the board in the final 20 minutes.
The Oilers opened the scoring with 6:37 left in the first period. Stoll charged into the San Jose zone and took a wrister from the right circle. Toskala made the save, but the puck hit off Sharks defenseman Tom Preissing and bounced into the net.
Edmonton has been outscored 13-3 in its last three contests...The Sharks halted a four-game winless streak (0-2-2) against the Oilers...San Jose also won for the first time in five trips to Edmonton...The Sharks were 1-for-1 on the power play, while Edmonton failed to score on three opportunities with the man advantage.
11/30 22:47:13 ET