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Sharks facing elimination in Edmonton

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:45 AM

Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - San Jose coach Ron Wilson wants the Sharks to stop coasting and start hustling against the Edmonton Oilers.

With his team down 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinal series, Wilson issued an important message to his players, who have lost three straight and face elimination when the series resumes Wednesday night at Rexall Place.

"They are pressuring us up the ice and we're coasting back for pucks," Wilson said. "We've got some guys who might be viewing themselves as they have a right to be on the power play instead of the view that it's a privilege."

The Sharks are 2-for-27 on the power play in the series.

"For some reason, we can't build any momentum after we score a goal or make a penalty kill," defenseman Kyle McLaren said. "We have to talk about what went wrong and what went right. We have to be confident, be ready to play, block the distractions."

Despite being outshot 24-18 and outhit 34-16, the Oilers stole Game 5 from the Sharks by a 6-3 score Sunday night in San Jose.

"We're very confident right now. We're going into our building with a 3-2 lead and we have to use that to our advantage," said Oilers forward Fernando Pisani, who scored his sixth and seventh goals of the playoffs Sunday.

The Oilers are trying to reach the conference final for the first time since 1992.

"The fourth win is always the hardest. We have to come prepared," defenseman Chris Pronger said. "They are going to bring their best game. They battled back hard. There's no quit in that team. We've got to make sure we're focused and prepared. It's going to be a battle in Game 6."

scoring summary
1st Period
08:29
EDM
Fernando Pisani (6) Tip-in - ASST: Jaroslav Spacek (4), Michael Peca (2)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
04:30
SJS
Scott Thornton (2) Tip-in - ASST: Christian Ehrhoff (6), Marcel Goc (3)
1 - 1 Tie
06:31
EDM
PPG - Ryan Smyth (3) Backhand shot - ASST: Chris Pronger (9), Ales Hemsky (5)
2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
00:12
EDM
SHG - Shawn Horcoff (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Smyth (5)
3 - 1 EDM
00:44
SJS
PPG - Christian Ehrhoff (2) Slapshot - ASST: Patrick Marleau (5), Ville Nieminen (2)
3 - 2 EDM
02:30
SJS
Jonathan Cheechoo (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle McLaren (3), Joe Thornton (7)
3 - 3 Tie
04:03
EDM
Fernando Pisani (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Shawn Horcoff (8), Ryan Smyth (6)
4 - 3 EDM
13:40
EDM
PPG - Jarret Stoll (4) Slapshot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (6), Jaroslav Spacek (5)
5 - 3 EDM
16:11
EDM
PPG - Ryan Smyth (4) Tip-in - ASST: Shawn Horcoff (9), Chris Pronger (10)
6 - 3 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
01:21
EDM
Michael Peca  Interference
08:58
EDM
Matt Greene  Roughing against  Scott Thornton
11:48
SJS
Scott Thornton  Holding against  Ales Hemsky
14:28
EDM
Michael Peca  Cross checking against  Nisse Ekman
2nd Period
01:20
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Holding
05:14
SJS
Mark Smith  Tripping against  Ethan Moreau
08:55
EDM
Matt Greene  Holding against  Christian Ehrhoff
10:51
EDM
Steve Staios  Holding against  Nisse Ekman
19:03
EDM
Raffi Torres  Roughing against  Steve Bernier
3rd Period
10:57
SJS
Scott Hannan  Holding against  Sergei Samsonov
13:31
SJS
Jonathan Cheechoo  Interference against  Ethan Moreau
14:52
SJS
Milan Michalek  Roughing
14:52
SJS
Steve Bernier  Interference
18:07
SJS
Joe Thornton  Slashing
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .875SH: 1 - 1
Vesa Toskala
SA: 18TOI: 59:44
Saves: 12EV: 4 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 9
SV%: .667SH: 2 - 3