SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The San Jose Sharks can
stretch their home unbeaten streak to seven games on Thursday
when they host the Edmonton Oilers.
San Jose is 3-0-3 in its last six home games, having allowed
only 10 goals in that span. The Sharks opened the season with a
seven-game home winless streak (0-4-3).
Defenseman Scott Hannan and tough guy Scott Parker each scored
in the first period, but San Jose blew the lead in Wednesday's
3-2 setback at Anaheim. The Sharks had an 11-4 edge in shots on
goal in the first period, but had only nine shots over the
final two periods.
Edmonton is 1-6-1 in its last eight games after Tuesday's 3-2
loss to Carolina. Tommy Salo, who missed 13 games with a hip
injury, made his return and made 22 saves.
The Oilers are 4-1-0 in their last five road games.
Raffi Torres scored his first NHL goal in a 5-2 victory for
Edmonton in its season opener over San Jose. Ryan Smyth scored a
pair of goals for the Oilers.