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The Oilers aim for their longest winning streak at Rexall Place in almost eight years Wednesday night when they try to send the San Jose Sharks to a fifth straight defeat.
The San Jose Sharks could use a nice victory after losing five of their last six games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 12 goals, Brent Burns has 12 assists and Joel Ward has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 43 goals on 559 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 19 goals on 164 shots. Jones has allowed eight goals in his last three games. Marc-Edouard Vlasic is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 11 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 12 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their power play chances. Anders Nilsson has allowed 39 goals on 501 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 39 goals on 350 shots. Nilsson has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Oilers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 13-52 in their last 65 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Edmonton and 21-7 in the last 28 meetings overall.
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