banner

NHL

more stats

NHL Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, November 15th (All times Eastern)

San Jose Sharks (12-2-5) at Edmonton Oilers (4-14-2), 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Sharks were mired in an extended winless drought earlier this month, but the club will shoot for a third straight win when they visit the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Friday's tilt at Rexall Place.

San Jose began the season with six straight wins and was 10-1-1 after 12 games. However, the Sharks went 0-1-4 over their next five games before notching recent road victories in Calgary and Vancouver.

The Sharks began a five-game swing with Sunday's shootout loss at Winnipeg before ending the slide with Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Flames. San Jose again needed overtime to earn its second straight win on Thursday, downing the Canucks by a 2-1 score.

Dan Boyle scored on the power play at 2:38 of OT to lift the Sharks past Vancouver. In the extra session, Henrik Sedin was called for hooking at 2:07 and the Sharks took advantage. Logan Couture faked a shot from the high slot and passed it over to the left circle for Joe Pavelski, who one-touched the pass over to the right where Boyle wristed it home.

Tomas Hertl scored with 65 seconds left in the third period to tie the game for the Sharks. Antti Niemi made 34 saves in the win.

"We weren't the better team tonight and we have been on the other end of that where we were the better team and found a way not to win it. Tonight we found a way to come back," Sharks head coach Todd McLellan said.

San Jose is now 7-1-3 on the road this season and will complete its swing Sunday in Chicago.

While San Jose tries to put its recent slump even further in the rearview, the Oilers are still trying to turn around their season-long woes.

With 10 points and a 4-14-2 record, Edmonton is ahead of only Buffalo in the overall NHL standings. The Oilers have just one win over their past 10 games (1-8-1) and have dropped four straight in regulation since posting their last victory on Nov. 5 at Florida.

The Oilers dropped three straight on the road after opening a four-game swing with the win over the Panthers. Edmonton returned home to face Dallas on Wednesday, but the home test failed to change the struggling club's fortunes, as the Stars notched a 3-0 win at Rexall Place. It was the third straight shutout loss on home ice for the Oilers.

Edmonton mustered only 22 shots on net Wednesday and Kari Lehtonen stopped every one of them. The scoring drought at Rexall Place marks the longest streak of consecutive home losses via shutout in franchise history.

"It's extremely frustrating not to put some in the back of the net," said Oilers captain Andrew Ference. "It's one of those games again where you can point to positives but at the end of the day, you don't get the job done and don't score and you lose the tight ones."

Devan Dubnyk stopped 23-of-24 shots in defeat for the Oilers, who have managed to score only two goals over their last five home games.

Edmonton will enter tonight's tilt with a home scoring drought of 182 minutes, 4 seconds. The club's last tally at Rexall Place came on a Justin Schultz goal in the third period of a 4-1 loss to Washington on Oct. 24.

The Oilers are 1-6-0 on home ice this season. Including this evening's game, Edmonton will play host in four of its next five tests.

San Jose has taken three straight, five of six and nine of its past 11 games in Edmonton and the Oilers have dropped four in a row overall in this series.

11/15 11:03:53 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Canes-Bruins
Bruins edge Hurricanes 2-1 in OT

A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Related Stories
TV
  • Hoops Headquarters: Final Four Special

    Friday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBS Sports Spectacular: NCAA March Madness Confidential

    Sunday at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship

    Monday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
BOS 116
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
CAR
 
Final
DET 2
ATL 4
Final
TAM 6
BAL 6
Final
PIT 18
PHI 4
Final
STL 6
WAS 2
Final
NYM 7
MIA 1
Final
CWS 1
CLE 4
Final
OAK 11
COL 2
Final
TEX 7
KAN 11
Final
SEA 5
ANA 3
Final
CIN 3
SDP 6
Final
CHC 8
SFG 5
Final
ARI 2
LOS 4
Final
HOU 4
TOR 7
Final
BOS 14
MIN 2
1:05pm Today
TAM
BOS
 
1:05pm Today
STL
MIA
 
1:05pm Today
WAS
NYM
 
1:05pm Today
MIN
NYY
 
1:05pm Today
DET
PIT
 
1:05pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
PHI
 
4:05pm Today
TEX
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
LOS
CWS
 
4:05pm Today
MIL
CIN
 
4:05pm Today
SFG
COL
 
4:05pm Today
CLE
SEA
 
4:10pm Today
ANA
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
TEX
 
6:05pm Tonight
ATL
HOU
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
KAN
 
Final
CHA 104
BOS 116
Final
PHI 111
LAL 113
Final
TOR 99
HOU 96
Final
ATL 101
MIL 88
Final
MEM 97
SAC 83
Final
MIN 84
UTA 104
Final
POR 109
PHO 86
7:30pm Tonight
DET
ATL
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
SAN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
 
Final
LOYC 65
LAMON 58
7:00pm Tonight
TEMPL
MIAMI
 
7:00pm Tonight
EVAN
TENNM
 
9:00pm Tonight
NARZ
YALE
 
9:00pm Tonight
ODU
STAN
 
Final
MON 3
TAM 5
Final
STL 1
VAN 4
Final
DAL 3
CAL 5
Final
CHI 4
LOS 1
Final
COL 1
EDM 4
Final
ARI 1
BUF 4
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
CAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
FLA
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
NJD
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
OTT
 
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
TAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
NYR
 
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
VAN