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SAN JOSE -- Michal Handzus and Dan Boyle scored in the shootout to keep the Sharks perfect with a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Edmonton tied the game 2-2 51 seconds into the third period when Taylor Hall capped a 2-on-1 break with his second goal of the season. Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle was caught behind the play leaving only rookie Matt Irwin to defend Jordan Eberle and Hall. The Sharks took a 2-1 lead into the final 20 minutes with all the scoring resulting within a four-minute stretch of the second period. Consecutive Edmonton turnovers resulted in San Jose taking a 2-0 on goals within 39 seconds. First, Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney coughed up a puck in the neutral zone to send Logan couture in for an unassisted goal, his fifth of the season on a shot between Devan Dubnyk's pads at 7:32. Then Edmonton defenseman Ladislav Smid turned the puck over in the same spot as Whitney, allowing Joe Pavelski to skate in and beat Dubnyk top shelf at 8:...
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Tweet Eight days after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick trademarked his “Kaepernicking” celebration, he’s already being mimicked in the sports world. On Thursday in the San Jose Sharks’ game against the Edmonton Oilers, Logan Couture scored a goal in the middle of the second period. To celebrate, he decided to borrow from the man taking snaps [...]
The Sharks put their undefeated 6-0 record up against the young but promising Oilers from Edmonton. People around the league are waiting for the Sharks to falter however they have been winning with experience from the veterans, solid and sound goaltending, and contributions from everyone.
San Jose schooled the Oilers 6-3 on the road in game two of the season. They led 6-1 after...
from Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,
The Edmonton Oilers’ only realistic internal choice in net right now is Devan Dubnyk.
Backup Nikolai Khabibulin is playing out the string off a brilliant career that should have ended before he joined the team; he’s old, often injured, not very good when healthy and above all not a credible alternative...
There are three types of players in this world: Those you trade, and those you hang on to.
Sorry, I'm bad at math.
As the Oilers move forward, we know certain players aren't going anywhere: Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Justin Schultz, Jordan Eberle, and Nail Yakupov. You can completely ignore any trade rumor involving these five, because it's bogus.
As I suspected, Shawn Horcoff was injured by the perfectly innocent hit from behind provided by Phoenix winger Shane Doan. Not only should have Doan received a penalty for that hit, but it should have been sent to the league for review. Absolute cheap-shot.
Anton Lander has been called up and will play for Horcoff tonight. In order for the Oilers to make roster room, it was necessary...
Logan Couture has been open on Twitter about his abiding and at times depressing (and maybe delusional) loyalty to the Buffalo Bills. But in Thursday’s shootout win over the Oilers, the Sharks forward gave a shoutout to the local 49ers.
After putting the Sharks ahead, 1-0, in second period, Couture “Kaepernicked” by kissing his right bicep in celebration before he was mobbed...
While the San Jose Sharks are enjoying their best start in franchise history, coach Todd McLellan feels they still need to tighten some things up.
The Edmonton Oilers can't be happy to hear that.
San Jose, the NHL's last remaining unbeaten, tries to pick up another two points and continue its recent dominance of the visiting Oilers as these clubs meet for the second time...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal at 3:52 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers fought back after giving up a goal late in regulation to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Wednesday night.
The Oilers appeared to be on their way to helping Devan Dubnyk to his fifth career shutout, but put their goalie in a bind when Sam Gagner was called for a penalty and the...
Shane Doan's dirty hit on Shawn Horcoff near the end of the 3rd period should have been a 5 and a game penalty. It wasn't. Actually, Sam Gagner from the Oilers got a penalty because the refs thought he was tackled improperly by Coyotes forward Nick Johnson. Horcoff left the game, and my guess is, he has a concussion. Doan, as usual, got away with it. I love his talent, but...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal 3:52 into overtime to give Edmonton a 2-1 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, enabling the Oilers to break a five-game losing streak in the series. Yakupov scored his fourth goal of the season, tipping in a puck sent toward goaltender Chad Johnson after Coyotes center Antoine Vermette was called for high-sticking against...
Listening to Don Cherry on CBC's coach's corner Saturday, you would think that Nail Yakupov committed sports biggest foul. But looking at the source, that reaction was to be expected, Mr. Cherry is old school and while he can be quite outspoken, he prefers his hockey players to be quiet and demure small town Canadian boys.
As we all know, Yakupov is very Russian, and he...
Michal Handzus scored the lone goal in a shootout on the first attempt to give the unbeaten San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
Logan Couture scored for San Jose with less than 3 minutes left in the third period to tie the game at 2. He ripped a shot that appeared to deflect off the skates of Bryan Allen and trickled past Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller...