Thornton returns to lineup for Sharks in Game 3 vs. Oilers
14:52, Apr 24, 2017
Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
Mayor Don Iveson and Edmonton Oilers alumni will be at the rally in Sir Winston Churchill Square, where the city said fans showing their "orange crush spirit" will have a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to Thursday's Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks. The Oilers, who finished eighth in league scoring this season, and San Jose (19th) have turned a 3-2 league into a 2-1 league, and it's heading south with back-to-back Cam Talbot shutouts.
Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture - all 25-plus goal scorers in the regular season - didn't generate many shots either, much to the dismay of the majority of the 17,562 fans that jammed into SAP Center.
The Edmonton Oilers didn't need to be reminded that despite San Jose's age, injuries and tepid start to the series, the Sharks are still a lethal force in the playoffs. Team Teal hasn't scored since Melker Karlsson potted the overtime victor in game one of the series, failing to solve Cam Talbot in the past six periods of postseason hockey.
Through three games, the two teams have scored a total of eight goals and five of those goals were in Game 1. Once that first puck went in, a bag of goals followed.
Zack Kassian scored the only goal and Cam Talbot made 23 saves for his second straight shutout as Edmonton downed the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarter-final series. "Everyone was ready. We've been there. there weren't really any lapses in our game".
The Sharks needed only 15 seconds to get on the board for the first time since Melker Karlsson's overtime victor in Game 1 when Pavelski deflected a shot by defenceman Justin Braun past Talbot. That's why they won't be rattled by what's waiting for them in Game 5 Thursday in Edmonton.
"You knew they were going to come through eventually", Chris Tierney said.
Thornton returned to play on the top power play unit, but the Sharks' problems persisted as they wee unable to set up in the Oilers' zone for any significant amount of time.
"I like playing on the kill, especially in these games when we keep taking a lot (of penalties)". It all added up to the most lopsided playoff win in Sharks history and biggest shutout win in 10 years in the National Hockey League.
Kassian walked out and backhanded his second goal of the series under the Jones' pads at 10:45 on the Oilers' 21st shot of the game.
"We were bad tonight, obviously", McDavid said. In the Sharks' Game 1 overtime win, the team took 44 shots. "We came in, got home-ice advantage back but it would be nice to come in and play another job like that on Tuesday".
The game started so promising for the Sharks, who welcomed back future Hall of Fame center Joe Thornton to the lineup.
"We're one of the teams that is still here", said San Jose coach Pete DeBoer, adding it's better to be in trouble than on the outside looking in.
"It was kind of like a goosebumps moment where you're just like, 'Oh my God, ' like this is intense ... we're in the playoffs, like this is actually happening".
San Jose went on the power play at 16:43 when Edmonton winger Benoit Pouliot was guilty of a rough.
Couture also played his best game of series, scoring a power play goal in the first just one shift after he took a high stick to the teeth that required him to leave the ice twice to get his mouth numbed.
San Jose then took the game over in the second starting when Marleau scored on an early power play.
Once the race goes green, points leader Kyle Larson will start from the pole after qualifying was washed out on Friday afternoon. He lined up third on a restart with 34 laps remaining but faded due to a problem with his right rear tire and wound up seventh.
Maker then assisted Antetokounmpo with a nifty pass off the dribble that forced Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey to burn a timeout. Kyle Lowry had 13 points. "Everybody has their own thinking about screens, about physicality", Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said.
He's out indefinitely with a calf injury, and Leonard took advantage for his fourth career playoff game of 30-plus points. Middleton's job will be to force DeRozan to play defense so he doesn't have the legs to get those mid-range jumpers off.
Most young people with adequate college preparation who come from upper middle-income families are going to college anyway. The New York Times endorsed both Cuomo and his father, Mario Cuomo for governor during their multiple election campaigns.
In Montreal , Alexander Radulov scored 18:34 into overtime to complete the Canadiens' comeback in a 4-3 win over the Rangers . The second was a slightly less moronic double-minor on Mats Zuccarello for high-sticking the Canadiens' Andrei Markov.
Harden has been no slouch himself, averaging 29 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists while leading one of the league's top offenses. Houston and Utah have both improved from previous year ; Houston was an 8, and Utah, at 9, didn't qualify for postseason play.
News of the initial results were met by ugly scenes as supporters from both camps engaged in violent clashes in throughout France. Protesters waved red flags and sang "No Marine and No Macron! " in anger at the results of the first-round election.
It also has a record of success in local elections in the city where it now shares control of the council with the Conservatives . May became the first foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House when she visited in late January.
Replays and pictures, retweeted and reposted thousands of times on social media, showed Meeks' right hand touching out of bounds. But with Jackson struggling with his shot and the Tar Heels getting little inside Monday night, Berry responded in a big way.
Their star, Isaiah Thomas, lost his 22-year-old sister, Chyna , in a auto accident the day before the playoffs started. Thomas, who died after a one-car crash which as one can imagine, has been hard for Thomas to move forward from.
There were moments in the beginning of this emotional game when it looked like Isaiah Thomas wasn't going to make it through. Instead, Thomas walked solemnly toward his teammates, who swallowed him into what was essentially a very big group hug.
Simeone is set to be without injured duo Gabi and Kevin Gameiro, while Koke misses the match through suspension. It remains unclear if captain Wes Morgan will recover in time from a back injury. "It's a blow to lose Robert.
Paul Millsap Says the Wizards Played Like it was the MMA
The entire starting five needs to play better the rest of the way, especially against Washington's starting group. Gordon gave the Rockets their first lead with his three-pointer at the 8:07 mark of the fourth quarter at 96-94.
Where Does The Trump Rally Rank After 100 Days?
Kennedy holds the highest approval rating of all presidents at 74 percent, 33 points higher than the mark now registered by Trump. Until Trump, only Johnson and Ronald Reagan were considered effective in their first 100 days.
Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season
If Harden gets a three-shot foul I'll be stunned. "Well a lot of times that (recency bias) happens", D'Antoni said by phone. Last season the Rockets needed to win their final regular-season game to make the postseason and reach a 41-41 record.
Sanders headlining event aimed at boosting Democrats
At a kick-off event in ME on Monday, the audience roared for Sanders and booed at the mention of the DNC. "It's an investment. The independent senator from Vermont will be joined by Democratic national chairman Tom Perez at the event Tuesday night.
Rondo the kingpin as Bulls hit overdrive
This is one of the best defensive teams that you're going to play, especially from a guard standpoint. Crowder jawed at the Bulls' bench after hitting a jumper and Rondo extended his leg as he walked by.
What happens next in the high-stakes Georgia runoff
Republican Karen Handel , 55, a former Georgia secretary of state, won 19.8 percent, and will face Ossoff in the June 20 runoff. Most election observers expected a late night of vote counting, with a race that could be decided by a single point or less.
Oilers' McDavid on Game 4
Now they will try to carry that over into Game 5 in Edmonton on Thursday night. "It keeps me in the game for sure", said McDavid . Laurent Brossoit replaced Talbot - and gave up a second goal to Pavelski, again on a power play, less than four minutes later.
Browns zero in on No. 1 pick, trade for veteran QB unlikely
Not one of those quarterbacks finished with a record above.500 as a starter with the club as the playoff drought continues. Cleveland is concerned that the Jets or the Bills (at pick 10) would take Trubisky before Cleveland is on the clock at 12.
Raptors need to end slow-start tendency
Every young team has a moment where they take that next step, and go from a young team with potential to something more than that. Ibaka, who had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1, sat out Monday's practice with a sprained ankle suffered Saturday night.
Pompeo's House seat remains in Republican hands
But it's the best evidence we've got that right now, voters in traditionally Republican districts aren't thrilled with Trump. Next week's special election could swing the conservative district to Democrats for the first time in decades .
Bruins coach Cassidy ready to return to playoffs
With Krejci out, the second line became Riley Nash centering Matt Beleskey on the left and David Backes on the right. Captain Zdeno Chara is also enjoying a bounce-back year as he enters the final hole on the back nine of his career.