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GDT Sharks @ Dirty Oil 7:30 game 5

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F U CBF!

EDMONTON, Alberta -- All the storylines have changed.

After the 7-0 beatdown the San Jose Sharks inflicted on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of their Western Conference first-round series, they are no longer talking about how a young and hungry Oilers team was defending so well against last year's Stanley Cup finalists.

While the series is tied at two wins apiece and the Oilers will have home-ice advantage Thursday when the teams meet for Game 5, Edmonton is now the team facing the questions.

And there is concern about how an Oilers team -- with nearly half of its roster making their playoff debuts in this series -- will fare mentally after receiving such a drubbing.

After three games, the Sharks have only three goals in the series -- and none in Games 2 and 3.

NHL regular-season leading scorer Connor McDavid of the Oilers has been held without a point in the last two games. The team had just one goal in Games 3 and 4.

"We're learning as we go," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. "Our top scorers haven't experienced this level of hockey. They really haven't."

After three games, lots of questions were being asked of the Sharks' power play; it was held without a goal in Games 2 and 3 and had given up two short-handed goals.

The Sharks scored four power-play goals in Game 4. It's safe to say the Sharks have now found their groove with the man advantage.

McLellan said that while the Oilers need to find some goals, they also need to improve a heck of a lot on the back end -- and with their discipline. When a team gives up four goals on the power play, it knows that it can't afford to take a lot of penalties.

"I'm pretty confident in predicting that we're not going to get eight in Edmonton, so we have to prevent some goals, too," said McLellan. "We have to stay out of the penalty box. I think I've said that for Games 1, 2 and 3 already, so eventually it's going to get through to our group."

The silliest penalty of all was handed out to Oiler Leon Draisaitl, who got five-minute major and game misconduct for spearing the Sharks' Chris Tierney.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety conducted a hearing with Draisaitl on Wednesday and issued a fine of $2,569.44, "the maximum allowable under the CBA." Draisaitl, though, will not be suspended.

Meanwhile, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer is preaching calm. A seven-goal rout is nice, the fact that Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski each got their first two goals of the series is important, but it doesn't matter if you win a squeaker in overtime or enjoy a romp like Game 4.

 

"It was nice to score and win by the margin we did, but we still only get one win for it, we don't get anything extra," said DeBoer. "It's still 2-2 and now we have to follow that up."

And here's more to add to DeBoer's "only get one win" line of thought. In 2014, the Sharks beat the Kings 7-2 at the SAP Center in a first-round playoff game. The Sharks went on to lose that series.

"Each series is different, each game is different," said Couture, who led the NHL playoff scoring race in 2016. "One win. That's it, 2-2, we've got a best-of-three left and we're going to go try and win a game in Edmonton."

Oilers veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera said his team will get past the rout.

"There is a lesson every game, especially in these ones," Sekera said. "But the good thing is its day two, we're going home, and it really comes down to who will win the miniseries, best-of-three. ... I think we'll be fine. We talked about it in the dressing room, also here (at the team hotel) at the dinner and stuff like that. Those are the ones you learn from, forget about them, and move on."

 

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San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers – 10:30 EDT

 

REFEREES

  Ian Walsh (#29) Dan O’Halloran (#13)
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Games 16-17 75 75
Career Games 995 1303
First NHL Game 10/14/00 10/1/95
Birthplace Philadelphia, PA Essex, ON
Goals/Gm 5.4 (23) 5.4 (23)
PP/Gm 2.9 (28) 3.0 (18)
Penl/Gm 3.8 (24) 3.7 (28)
PIM/Gm 9.0 (27) 9.0 (28)
% of Penl on Home 48.0% (14) 47.0% (25)
More Penl on Rd % 10.0% (20) 11.0% (18)
Home Win % 57.0% (28) 53.0% (37)
Home Rec. 43-32 40-35
OT/SO Games 29.0% (8) 32.0% (4)
Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
2016-17 30% 37% 33% 34% 37% 29%
Team Records 16-17 15-16 14-15 16-17 15-16 14-15
SJS 3-2 3-3 3-3 4-2 3-1 3-3
EDM 4-1 1-6 1-6 2-1 3-1 0-3
 

LINESMEN

  Steve Barton (#59) Jonny Murray (#95)
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Games 16-17 76 77
Career Games 1071 1065
First NHL Game 11/1/00 10/7/00
Birthplace Vankleek Hill, ON Beauport, QC
 

Standby: Trevor Hanson (#31)
Series Supervisor: Rob Shick

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1 hour ago, danvilleshark said:
F U CBF!

FIFY!

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Is this the coaching mantra from PDB? - 

Score 1st! Score Often! and Get to Talbot early.

 

Simple right??!!

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So it's 2-2.  A three game series with 2 home games for Oil.  Overall not a bad position, in spite of last game.  

But that said, sounds like Draisaitl and Maroon have been playing with bronchitis.  Not sure if there's risk of that spreading.  Ironic given the 180 degree turn on health of the teams coming into this series. Also given how good Couture has been...picking up from last year's playoffs. 

Couture, Tierney, the Vlasic/Braun pair....clearly the best Sharks.

All the above creates a lot of line and match up decisions for Todd. 

 

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2 minutes ago, ChristianParent said:

So it's 2-2.  A three game series with 2 home games for Oil.  Overall not a bad position, in spite of last game.  

But that said, sounds like Draisaitl and Maroon have been playing with bronchitis.  Not sure if there's risk of that spreading.  Ironic given the 180 degree turn on health of the teams coming into this series. Also given how good Couture has been...picking up from last year's playoffs. 

Couture, Tierney, the Vlasic/Braun pair....clearly the best Sharks.

All the above creates a lot of line and match up decisions for Todd. 

 

 

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Start fast, and keep it up.

Ans throw as many picks as possible .. just to give the whinny little beoatches more to cry about.

Oh and pissss on CBF

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1 minute ago, Fugazi said:

Boedker is playing tonight? GTFO

Donskoi is out? Not sure I approve of that move. 

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6 minutes ago, D5Shark said:

Donskoi is out? Not sure I approve of that move. 

There are both equally useless. Donskoi can be found on the ice in the recenlty knocked down position.

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1 minute ago, PlaywithGutz said:

Donky...has been playing  is soft.

FIFY

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20 minutes ago, D5Shark said:

Donskoi is out? Not sure I approve of that move. 

 

14 minutes ago, PlaywithGutz said:

Donky...has been playing soft.

 

13 minutes ago, danvilleshark said:

There are both equally useless. Donskoi can be found on the ice in the recenlty knocked down position.

Donskoi's a beach ball...

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1 hour ago, Redbeard said:

 

 

Donskoi's a beach ball...

e8e682ec0643f2fda2b57ec1d6d1a886_saturda

 

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4 hours ago, HOOCH2173 said:

wait a minute is this Scarlett Johansson?

 

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Sure looks like it's her!

She needs to take that disgusting outfit off immediately, if not sooner!!

Could be a decent Photoshop though... Either way, the second sentence stands as posted!

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4 hours ago, ChristianParent said:

So it's 2-2.  A three game series with 2 home games for Oil.  Overall not a bad position, in spite of last game.  

But that said, sounds like Draisaitl and Maroon have been playing with bronchitis.  Not sure if there's risk of that spreading.  Ironic given the 180 degree turn on health of the teams coming into this series. Also given how good Couture has been...picking up from last year's playoffs. 

Couture, Tierney, the Vlasic/Braun pair....clearly the best Sharks.

All the above creates a lot of line and match up decisions for Todd. 

 

Acute bronchitis is contagious as it is usually caused by a flu virus.  Mike Johnson on NHL Radio today mentioned that Drisaitl had been kept out of practices and away from the team and only showed up for pre-game warm ups.  Having had bronchitis before I can tell you it isn't something that goes away in a couple of days like the flu does.  It can last from a week to 3 weeks.

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Raffi Torres in Edmonton today, interviewed for television saying he's in town to be an Oiler one more time in the stands with the fans tonight, giving the Oil all the support he got with them in 2006.   I have it on twitter but couldn't find a way to link it in here.

 

 

Edit - guess you could find it on twitter by searching based on this:    

Former #oiler Raffi Torres wants a #game5 victory! @ctvedmonton #yeg #playoffs #OrangeCrush

 

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1 hour ago, HOOCH2173 said:

wait a minute is this Scarlett Johansson?

 

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Hope she doesn't marry McDavid and take him away to LA.

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2 hours ago, Fugazi said:

Boedker is playing tonight? GTFO

He plays well with Hansen.

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15 minutes ago, ChristianParent said:

Raffi Torres in Edmonton today, interviewed for television saying he's in town to be an Oiler one more time in the stands with the fans tonight, giving the Oil all the support he got with them in 2006.   I have it on twitter but couldn't find a way to link it in here.

 

 

Edit - guess you could find it on twitter by searching based on this:    

Former #oiler Raffi Torres wants a #game5 victory! @ctvedmonton #yeg #playoffs #OrangeCrush

 

F U and F Raffi the dirty player he was with the dirty oil.

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