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Tobias Pedroso | 21 Abril, 2017, 16:36

With the Edmonton Oilers leading 2-1 in their playoff series with the San Jose Sharks, it's Oilers fans who smell blood in the water. San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton, right, celebrates as Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, left, is beaten for a goal on a shot from San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture, not seen, during the first period in Game 4 of a first-roun.

Game 3 goes Sunday night in San Jose.

Patrick Marleau's goal came after Pavelski was stopped in the slot, again on a Sharks power play, upping the lead to 3-0 at 2:02. Game 5 is at Rogers Place on Thursday, but instead of trying to close out the best-of-seven series, the Oilers will now be trying to stop the Sharks' momentum.

McDavid, the NHL's regular-season scoring leader, got his first National Hockey League playoff goal at the 10:31 mark of the third, streaking down the left side and launching a short-side wrist shot that eluded Jones. "The whole team's play went up a little bit when we did that". "Everyone was ready. We've been there. there weren't really any lapses in our game".

The Sharks set three notable franchise playoff records in the win: the seven-goal margin of victory was their largest ever, their four power play goals was the most they've ever scored in a game, and Pavelski's goal just 15 seconds in was the fastest in team history. "That doesn't win at this time of the year and I think we're proving that". But the Sharks have failed to capitalize, going 1 for 12 (8.3 percent) on the power play while surrendering two shorthanded goals in Friday's loss.

Talbot had given up only three goals in 83 shots entering the game and was pulled after giving up five in 24 attempts.

"Tonight was a big lesson to learn", McLellan said, per NHL.com. Leon Draisaitl took a stick to Chris Tierney's unmentionables and received a five minute major and a game misconduct as a present to newly installed backup netminder Laurent Brossoit, who promptly allowed another masterful tip in goal by Captain America, Joe Pavelski, to keep the route on and move the score to 6-0.

"Settle in", said Sharks coach Pete DeBoer. He almost created two goals on one shift, but no teammate was able to get to his wraparound attempt and then Jones stopped him on a one-timer.

Connor McDavid was at the center of Edmonton's two best second-period chances. He missed the final three games of the regular season and the first two playoff games after injuring his knee at Vancouver on April 2. He wore a cage to protect his mouth the first two games before going back to the half-visor for Game 3.

630 CHED will have live coverage of game four tonight from San Jose starting with the Face-off Show at 6pm. Sorensen knocked in a rebound midway through the period and Couture ended Talbot's night with a wrister from the circle.

"(Experience is) only good if you use it in the right way", Marleau said.

David Schlemko's power play goal at 6:45 of the third period capped the scoring.

"After yesterday with the day off, wanted something light", Thornton said. "It's just a matter of time before we strike".

NOTES: The Rangers beat Atlanta 7-0 on April 17, 2007. NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice opened the dressing room to lead the Sharks on the ice to start the game.