The Oilers may have lost to the San Jose Sharks in game one of their Stanley Cup playoff series, but two fans went home very happy sporting a cheque for almost 337-thousand dollars. "We just have to worry about ourselves and what we've got going on, knowing our details and assignments".

"I don't know whether they raised their game or our game fell off", McDavid said. It was a half-breakaway.

The Edmonton Oilers need a victory here to tie the series up before heading to the SAP Center.

"As a group we wanted to have a good bounce-back game", said Kassian.

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Kassian scored 42 seconds into the second frame when Sharks forward Joe Pavelski lost control of the puck at the Oilers blue line.

The Sharks made it to the Stanley Cup Final last season partly because their defensive awareness helped limit the effectiveness of scorers such as Los Angeles' Tyler Toffoli, Nashville's Filip Forsberg and St. Louis' Vladimir Tarasenko.

The better team on the night won Game 1. "If you do that, most times things will take of themselves".

Logan Couture who injured his face late in the season joined the team on Wednesday.

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Lucic said when a veteran team such as the Sharks gets close to the Stanley Cup, it's addictive.

The Oilers will kick off their postseason run against the defending Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night at Rogers Place. The Edmonton Oilers are a bad draw for the embattled Sharks.

The Penguins built a 3-0 lead in the second period with goals from Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino. "It was just a matter of time before the puck was going to go in".

Jones made nine saves in the first period, stopping a pair of quality chances by Maroon on the Oilers' first power play, and later saving a shot by Jordan Eberle on a shot from the slot. Lucic then shot again through Jones's pads to light the lamp. The San Jose Sharks have been in this spot before and showed their toughness in game one after bouncing back from being down 0-2 after the first period. San Jose was just 19 in scoring at 2.7 goals per game and 25 on the power play at 16.7 percent (last among playoff teams). Thornton is the team's top-line center who had 50 points this season and is a key part of the power play. San Jose when 0-for-16 with the man advantage during the regular season series. McLellan took over for the Oilers last season after a mutual split from his head coaching position with the Sharks in 2015.

Gretzky says it was uncharacteristic to see the Oilers get into penalty trouble last night. "You don't realize how nervous you can be when you're not out there". "The guys who kill (the penalty) are wasting a lot of energy and the guys who aren't are sitting on the bench".

"We gained some momentum".

"We want to continue - and we will continue to - play physical", said McLellan. "We are looking forward to this and I think it is going to be a very fun series".

McDavid, 20, finished the regular season with an NHL-best 100 points and is the favorite to win the Hart Trophy as the MVP in only his second season in the league.

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