Sharks vs. Oilers Preview: Attack of the T-Mac
San Jose looks to end losing streak against former coach.
Tuesday's Sharks game didn't quite go according to plan and now San Jose looks to salvage its brief road trip with a win against Todd McLellan's Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers have won three-straight but have struggled since losing Connor McDavid (not that they were world beaters with him, mind you), while the Sharks injury bus keeps rolling from city to city.
The morning skate was lightly attended, so we don't have much in the way of starting lines. It wouldn't surprise me to see Mike Brown draw back into the fourth line, despite the bottom three playing pretty well last night. Alex Stalock may get the start, though given that he worked more than Martin Jones last night we might see Jones back in net this evening.
Tale Of The Tape
|2nd in Pacific||Rank||7th in Pacific |
|51.4% ||Score-Adj. Fenwick||47.3% |
6:30PM PDT | Rexall Place | Edmonton, Alberta
TV: CSNCA, RSEO | Radio: SJSharks.com, 98.5 KFOX
Know Your Enemy: Nucks Misconduct
The Sharks rallied from an early deficit to handily beat the Oilers.
- The Sharks are seeing Todd McLellan behind the wrong bench for the first time tonight.
- Defensively the Sharks struggled last night without Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Can adjustments be made tonight?
- San Jose is finally clicking on the power play, so naturally 5v5 scoring has dropped off./