Game 4 vs. Edmonton
The Sharks have rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion to beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-0 in San Jose to tie their National Hockey League first-round playoff series at 2-2.
"It's been wonderful", said Lane, who added their Oilers gear is being noticed by people nearly everywhere they go.
Over the lunch hour, Sir Winston Churchill Square will be the site of a community rally organized by the city to allow Edmonton Oilers fans a chance to wear orange in solidarity, showing support for the team ahead of game five of the Stanley Cup playoffs against San Jose Sharks.
After being shut out in Games 2 and 3, the Sharks wasted no time getting to Talbot in Game 4, with Pavelski's goal 15 seconds after the opening faceoff.
It's Game 5 Thursday evening at 8:35 p.m.
"Eventually, our big guys are going to step up and win us a game". "I don't think we have so far". I don't want our players to necessarily forget about it tonight. However, Edmonton has found ways to find the net in these last two games and the Oilers were the better offensive team this season.
Talbot had given up only three goals in 83 shots entering the game and was pulled after giving up five in 24 attempts.
"We had a bad night, obviously". His confidence is an unwavering product of Olympic selections and all-star teams, yet that seniority at the top of the talent pool also tells him how fast the game has become every time McDavid whizzes past. "We leave Edmonton with a split, which is what we wanted coming in here, and now we've got to go home and play really well at home".
Thornton started the game on a line with captain Joe Pavelski and Melker Karlsson as his wings.
Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot stopped all 23 shots he faced after blanking the Sharks on 16 shots in Game 2 on Friday.
"This is an intimidating building to play in, and it is even more when you've got a lead early", Couture said.
This one was a reversal of Game 1, when the Oilers were outshot 44-19 en route to a 3-2 overtime loss.
After losing 2 straight to the Habs Alain Vingneault shuffled his lines and it seemed to work, as a much better looking Rangers team withstood a late charge from Montreal to win 2-1 and tie up the series at two games a piece heading back to the Bell Centre for Game 5.
Logan Couture, with a partial set of teeth held together by wires and plastic coating, scored his first two goals since a deflected puck caught him in the mouth on March 25.
The rediscovery of the power play was a big change for the Sharks, who had gone 2-of-15 with the man advantage in the series. Sorensen knocked in a rebound midway through the period and Couture ended Talbot's night with a wrister from the circle.
Already, Talbot, said, he had put the game out of his mind. "Just go through my process and let it go and be ready Thursday".
San Jose scored again on the power play, which was overdue after going converting only once in 14 tries in the first three games. "Big saves, timely saves, especially early on when they had all their momentum, he was great for us". "Just keep to our fundamentals and we'd be fine and you saw that tonight".