San Jose 3, Edmonton 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 17, 2011 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 14-15-0-3 9-5-0-2 5-10-0-1 L3
San Jose 17-10-2-1 10-6-1-0 7-4-1-1 W2

Recap


Patrick Marleau's goal early in the third period lifted the San Jose Sharks to their second straight win, a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

A San Jose power play yielded the winning goal with 13:49 remaining. Joe Pavelski was denied on a wraparound attempt but the puck went straight to Marleau, who shoveled it into an open net for his 12th goal of the season.

Edmonton pressed for the equalizer in the final minute but couldn't convert, falling below the .500 mark for the first time all season.

San Jose took advantage of a rare 2-on-0 to open the scoring at 8:36 of the first period, with Martin Havlat converting a Michal Handzus pass for his second goal in as many games.

Edmonton responded with 2:44 remaining in the frame. Jordan Eberle gathered a Taylor Hall pass before undressing a pair of Sharks defensemen and deking out netminder Antti Niemi.

Ryan Jones gave Edmonton its first lead 5:28 into the second period, beating Niemi on a shorthanded breakaway after the Sharks coughed up the puck.

Joe Thornton drew San Jose even at 14:33, corralling a Marc-Edouard Vlasic feed and sliding a backhand shot past Edmonton goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   San Jose
Jordan Eberle 1 Points Joe Pavelski 2
Jordan Eberle 1 Goals Martin Havlat 1
Taylor Hall 1 Assists Joe Pavelski 2
N/A Power Play Goals Patrick Marleau 1
Ryan Jones 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Nikolai Khabibulin .919 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .920
Nikolai Khabibulin 34 Saves Antti Niemi 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 25 2 0-2 3-4 10 24
San Jose 37 3 1-4 2-2 6 34

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay . The Sharks have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Oilers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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