Scrivens, Oilers Shut Sharks Out 3-0

Sharks Shut Out Two Games In A Row

Jan 29, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) stops a shot during the third period against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place. The Oilers won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

It was unfortunately another disappointing night for the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night. Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens stayed strong in net for his 59-save shutout, the highest number of shots faced by an Oilers net minder in franchise history. It was also the most shots thus far this season that the Sharks have pumped on net. The Sharks’ offensive struggles continued to carry over from the 1-0 shutout loss against the Los Angeles Kings, while Edmonton had three goal scorers in Justin Schultz, Taylor Hall, and Jordan Eberle.

Oilers Strike First

At 10:51 mark of the first period, Justin Schultz (Assists: Nick Schultz and Taylor Hall) snapped a shot past Antti Niemi to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead.

Final Two For The Win

Taylor hall (Assists: Jordan Eberle and Ryan-Nugent Hopkins) would wrist a shot by Nemo to make it 2-0 Oilers. Then in the final two minutes of regulation, the Sharks’ Dan Boyle took a high-sticking penalty. The Oilers would go on the power play, which Jordan Eberle (would capitalize on to seal the deal.

Outshooting But Not Outconverting The Story Again For The Sharks

The Sharks put a franchise-record 59 shots on net tonight, but it seems like shots on goal isn’t the problem for the team in teal. It’s not that Corsi is a stat to have. I’ve always emphasized that there are times when shots on goals don’t matter. Conversions do. Tonight was one of them. Too often, they’ve outshot an opponent and still trailed in a game, win or lose.

Next Game Vs. The Calgary Flames

Tomorrow, San Jose will fly to Calgary to conclude their two-game back-to-back road trip in hopes to ending what is now a two-game losing streak. Be sure to tune in to CSNCA at 6 PM at puck drop, and for those of you who can’t make the game, listen to it on KFOX (FM 98.5/FM 102.1), the Sharks Radio Network.

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