Karlsson, Sharks Take Game 1 With 3-2 Overtime Win Over Oilers

by | Apr 13, 2017

Karlsson, Sharks Take Game 1 With 3-2 Overtime Win Over Oilers

by | Apr 13, 2017

Melker Karlsson delivered and the San Jose Sharks edged the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round at Rogers Place Wednesday.

The Sharks opened up the first game of the best-of-seven series on the road against the Oilers.

Oscar Klefbom opened the scoring with a cross-ice pass that deflected off a defender, beating Martin Jones’ five-hole at 13:16 of the first period.

Mikkel Boedker was called for interference with 3:31 left in the period. Milan Lucic then ripped a long rebound past Jones for a power-play goal. Simultaneously, Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff point.

Drake Caggiula went to the box for hooking with just 15 seconds left on the clock.

The Oilers held a 2-0 lead over the Sharks after 20 minutes. Shots were tied at 10 apiece.

The Sharks started the second period with a power-play that they took advantage of. Joonas Donskoi skated around the net and slid a backhand pass to Joel Ward, who slammed it home for a power-play goal just 1:43 into the period.

The Sharks outshot the Oilers 20-14, but trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes.

Tomas Hertl was stopped as he worked his way in front of the net, but Paul Martin drove to the net to bury the rebound, tying the game 2-2 at 14:38 of the third period.

The game went into overtime after both teams were tied 2-2 after 60 minutes. Shots were 38-17 in favor of the Sharks.

Karlsson found the back of the net and scored the game-winning goal at 3:22 of overtime to lift the Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Oilers. Jones finished with 17 saves for San Jose.

Cam Talbot made 41 saves in a losing effort for Edmonton.

Notes
Scratched: Kevin Labanc, Dylan DeMelo, Michael Haley

Injured: Joe Thornton (knee)

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