SAN JOSE, CA -- Here is your rapid reaction for Game 3 between the Oilers at Sharks at SAP Center.
THE SCOOP: After a powerful start from the home San Jose Sharks, lifted by their raucous fans in The Shark Tank, the Oilers started to push back and enjoyed very successful second and third periods on the way to a tight 1-0 victory over San Jose. With the win, the Oilers take a 2-1 series lead over the Sharks.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Cam Talbot made a litany of big saves but the play of the game is simply the big goal. David Schlemko gave the puck away within the Sharks zone right onto the stick of Zack Kassian , who backhanded it past Martin Jones to put the Oilers in front by one.
FIRST STAR: Who else but Kassian? Once again the hero comes through with a huge goal midway through the third period.
TRENDING UP: Anton Slepyshev opened the game providing a huge spark on the fourth line and it prompted Oilers head coach Todd McLellan to move him to the top line alongside Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon . Leon Draisaitl moved to centre between Drake Caggiula and Zack Kassian while Mark Letestu shifted to wing alongside David Desharnais and Benoit Pouliot.
WATCH PARTY: The Orange Crush Road Game Watch Party powered by Rogers saw over 11,000 fans visit Rogers Place to watch Game 3. Game 4 tickets to the party go on sale at 11:00 AM Monday. Click here to purchase.
WHAT'S NEXT: Game 4 will be played Tuesday at SAP Center. The game will start at 8:00 PM MDT