SHARKS at OILERS
10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports, NBCSCA
Best-of-7 series tied 2-2
EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers return home to Rogers Place to host the San Jose Sharks for Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round series following a 7-0 loss to the Sharks in Game 4 on Tuesday. It was the biggest margin of victory in Sharks playoff history and the biggest margin of defeat in Oilers playoff history.
Here are 5 keys for Game 5:
1. Forgetting Game 4
The Sharks and Oilers each feel the lopsided outcome of Game 4 has little bearing on Game 5.
"I think we got better, but [Thursday] is a new game, and that's our mindset right now," Sharks center Joe Thornton said.
Thornton was asked if momentum carries over from one game to the next in the playoffs.
"If we win tonight, yeah, if we lose, no," he said.
The Oilers put the loss behind them.
"It was done early, it was forgotten about really quick," captain Connor McDavid said. "We got a split in San Jose. It doesn't matter how we got to this point; it's 2-2, and we have to win two of three."
Video: Recapping Oilers-Sharks Game 4
2. Sharks power play
San Jose went 1-for-14 on the power play in the first three games of the series before breaking out in Game 4, when they were 4-for-8.
"We seemed to win a few more battles," captain Joe Pavelski said. "At times [previously] they were getting it and popping it and getting clears. We won a couple of those [battles], and our desperation level on the power play has to stay up, we have to keep attacking, shooting the puck and getting it back and do the simple things that made us successful."
Video: EDM@SJS, Gm4: Schlemko scorches a slapper for PPG
3. Marc-Edouard Vlasic defending Connor McDavid
The Sharks have used the defensive pairing of Vlasic and Justin Braun against the McDavid line. McDavid, who won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL regular-season scoring leader with 100 points (30 goals, 70 assist), has two points (one goal, one assist) in the series but does not have an even-strength point.
"When you go up against one of the best offensive, dynamic players in the League and one of the fastest players, you have to be aware whenever he's on the ice," Vlasic said. "You have to be able to skate with him and take away time and space like you would with any good player."
4. Oilers shake up top line
Drake Caggiula will move up to play left wing with McDavid and right wing Leon Draisaitl on the Oilers' top line. Caggiula played the first four games on the third line with center Mark Letestu and right wing Zack Kassian.
"I've been fortunate to play with Connor a few times this season, I've played a little bit with him on the penalty kill," Caggiula said. "I think we've built a little bit of chemistry there. I'm not going to change my game, and make sure I still do my thing. That's what they want me to do, play my game, play with that intensity and speed, and hopefully it works out for us."
5. Joe Thornton, Logan Couture getting up to speed
Thornton missed the final three games of the regular season and first two of the series with a left-knee injury sustained at the Vancouver Canucks on April 2, and Couture missed the final seven regular-season games after he was hit in the face with a shot at the Nashville Predators on March 25. Couture returned for Game 1 but did not have a point until he scored two goals in Game 4.
"I feel better, I get more comfortable out there every period," said Thornton, who had an assist in Game 4. "It's a good sign."
Video: EDM@SJS, Gm4: Couture nets 30th career playoff goal
Sharks projected lineup
Patrick Marleau -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski
Jannik Hansen -- Logan Couture -- Mikkel Boedker
Melker Karlsson -- Tomas Hertl -- Timo Meier
Marcus Sorensen -- Chris Tierney -- Joel Ward
Paul Martin -- Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon -- David Schlemko
Scratched: Dylan DeMelo, Micheal Haley, Joonas Donskoi
Oilers projected lineup
Drake Caggiula -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Jordan Eberle
Patrick Maroon -- Mark Letestu -- Zack Kassian
Benoit Pouliot -- David Desharnais -- Anton Slepyshev
Oscar Klefbom -- Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera -- Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse -- Matt Benning
Scratched: Eric Gryba, Matt Hendricks, Jujhar Khaira, Iiro Pakarinen, Griffin Reinhart
Draisaitl and McDavid will play together on the first line after being on separate lines in Game 3 and Game 4. … Boedker, who was scratched for Game 3 and Game 4 in San Jose, is expected to return in place of Donskoi. … Talbot was pulled after allowing five goals on 24 shots in Game 4 but will start Game 5.
Pavelski had three points (two goals, one assist) in Game 4. ... Vlasic and Burns each have three assists in the series. … Kassian has two game-winning goals in the past three games.