Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

"The more we won, the crazier it got on the street", he said. In a seven-game series, I like those numbers. It was a half-breakaway.

EDMONTON, Alberta The Sharks were handed one power play opportunity after another Friday night as the Edmonton Oilers repeatedly put themselves down a man with a handful of reckless plays.

Joel Ward and Paul Martin scored the other goals for the Sharks, who went to the Stanley Cup final last season, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer says he won't be taking a wrecking ball to a power play that has gone from lacklustre to downright liability in the National Hockey League playoffs.

Edmonton center Connor McDavid, the NHL's leading scorer in the regular season, had one assist in his playoff debut to extend his points streak to 15 games. McDavid has been brilliant with Four goals and four assists in fives game against the Sharks. "I think emotions got the best of us".

Fans at the Sharks official watch party at Rookie's Sports Bar hope this year, they'll win the cup after last year's bittersweet disappointment. On March 30 in Edmonton, the Sharks were almost flawless in the opening 10 minutes against the Oilers.

"He said it was the first time he had taken it out of the garage in 11 years". "For us, it's tough to get some flow".

"We gained some momentum". The Oilers missed the playoffs in each of the last 10 years.

The Sharks played without star center Joe Thornton, who is day-to-day with a left knee injury.

Despite the Sharks' slide down the standings in the spring, DeBoer spoke about the fact that, for much of the season, his team was at the top of the division.

The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 road games, 5-1 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs.

Fuelled by excitement, the Oilers jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and then got schooled by the older, more experienced Sharks. "Go back and just play our game".

"We were joking, we thought this place might fall, we didn't thing it would be able to handle everybody jumping up and down", said Koo. Lucic was a force, delivering several crushing checks through the first period that earned roars from the capacity crowd. Considering that Edmonton clocked in at fifth overall and you've got a huge special teams advantage (the teams had near-identical penalty-kill numbers). An overtime goal for San Jose would give the Sharks a 1-0 series lead and send the Oilers back to the drawing board. He skated toward Jones and buried a wrist shot for the game's opening goal just 42 seconds into the second period.

In score close situations at even strength, the Sharks have accounted for 55.8% of the shot attempts (48-38), according to Natural Stat Trick.

"Our power play in our second game mimicked our 5-on-5 play: we weren't hungry enough (and) we got outworked in a lot of areas". San Jose fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in overtime.

"Our ingress for both the arena and Molson Hockey House was very smooth", said Andrea Goss, a manager for Rogers Place and the Oilers Entertainment Group.