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Sharks even series with 7-0 win over Oilers in Game 4

Montrelle Montesinos | 19 Abril, 2017, 21:40

Laurent Brossoit replaced Talbot - and gave up a second goal to Pavelski, again on a power play, less than four minutes later.

Playing the same type of defense on McDavid, not to mention Patrick Maroon, and keeping him off his game will remain critical to the Sharks if they hope to go to Edmonton and win a pivotal Game 5 on Thursday.

"We talked about that 10-minute game and starting out on the right foot and we didn't do that".

The bench boss wasn't happy with the team's start, particularly giving up a goal early on after shutting down this Sharks club in each of the previous two games. The Sharks had eight. "It took me a little while to get onboard but now that it's painted I think it's fun and I like it", she said with a chuckle. "Tonight was a big lesson".

The Oilers held their own in a scoreless opening period against a Sharks team determined to show their lacklustre performance in Game 2 was an aberration. "From Minute One to Minute Sixty, it was completely one-sided". "We're going to go home and it's the best two-out-of-three series from now on and we've just gotta win the games at home".

The Couture wrister would not be the last power play goal for the Sharks either, as San Jose would muster up four more goals following Edmonton penalties and go 4-for-8 on the power play for the night.

Pavelski said: "We got a split there, they got one here".

At one point, Darnell Nurse laid out Timo Meier with a stick to his throat, but somehow escaped without a penalty.

Had the Oilers killed it off, they could have seized the momentum.

While Thornton returned, the Sharks' ineffective power play also made the trip back to the South Bay.

The talk entering the game focused on the lack of production from the Sharks' most talented players.

"We were just ready". On Tuesday night, they had 10.

Enter Kassian, who's quickly gaining folk hero status after scoring the game-winning goals in a 2-0 victory in Game 2 on Friday and a 1-0 win in Sunday's Game 3.

The return of centre Joe Thornton to the Sharks lineup in Game 3 should not change Edmonton's basic defensive approach, Klefbom added.

Marcus Sorensen scored his first playoff at the 9:46 mark of the second period, one of four goals the Sharks had in the second period to take a 6-0 lead.

Cam Talbot was pulled after allowing five goals on 24 shots and the frustration boiled over for the Oilers with Leon Draisaitl drawing a game misconduct for spearing Chris Tierney.

"My math says the series is still 2-2", Oilers captain Connor McDavid said. "We're at all of them".

"As a goalie, you want to make an extra save or two here and there", Talbot said. In their Game 1 win they had to erase a 2-0 lead before Melker Karlsson's overtime marker, and they hadn't found the net since. "They have a hard push right off the bat and they're determined. I think we've a pretty disciplined team, so that's our game plan from the start". "You have to have a short memory at this time of year".

The Oilers have scored five goals this entire series. "It was nice to score some goals".