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SERIES REWIND: First Round

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers downed the San Jose Sharks 4-2 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Take a look back at some of the big moments and coverage from the series.

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GAME 1 - SJ 3, EDM 2 (OT)

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 1 Post-Game

Oscar Klefbom and Milan Lucic got the Rogers Place crowd rocking in Edmonton's first playoff game since 2006. The pair of Oilers scored in the first period and the team jumped out to a 2-0 lead. However, the experienced Sharks club bounced back and Joel Ward and Paul Martin evened things at two, sending the game to overtime. In the extra frame, Melker Karlsson spoiled the party and lifted the Sharks to a 3-2 victory.

GAME 2 - EDM 2, SJ 0

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 2 Recap

Zack Kassian made the Rogers Place crowd stand on their feet in Game 2, becoming a physical force against the Sharks. His big hits and physical presence left the Sharks reeling. Kassian also scored a shorthanded goal to put Edmonton up 1-0 in the second. Connor McDavid added a shorthanded goal of his own to make it 2-0. The Oilers limited the Sharks to just 18 shots on goal, all of which Cam Talbot turned away for his first career post-season shutout.

GAME 3 - EDM 1, SJ 0

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 3 Post-Game

Edmonton shocked the Sharks again by besting them in a physical, tight-checking affair 1-0. San Jose came out swinging in their home barn with an alleged 32 hits in the first and would finish the game with 58. The Sharks had their hits, the Oilers had Talbot. The netminder made 23 saves for his second consecutive shutout. Kassian scored again for his second goal of the playoffs.

GAME 4 - SJ 7, EDM 0

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 4 Post-Game

The Oilers received a lesson in the form of a 7-0 loss in Game 4, as the Sharks evened the series at 2-2. A desperate Sharks team scored the first goal 15 seconds into the game. They rolled from there, with a two-goal performances by Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture. Patrick Marleau, Marcus Sorensen and David Schlemko also chipped in goals.

GAME 5 - EDM 4, SJ 3 (OT)

Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 5 Recap

The Oilers returned to Edmonton to host Game 5 and it was quite possibly the most exciting game of the series. Patrick Maroon started the party 5:28 into the first but the Sharks responded with three-straight goals to make it 3-1 midway through the second. Mark Letestu's power-play goal at 18:33 of the second began the comeback. Klefbom potted the equalizer with just 2:46 remaining in the game. After dominating the overtime period, which sent the Rogers Place crowd into a frenzy, David Desharnais scored the game-winning goal at 18:15.

Video: Take a multi-angle slo-mo look at Desharnais' goal 

    GAME 6 - EDM 3, SJ 1

    Video: OILERS TODAY | Game 6 Post-Game

    Edmonton knew they'd get the best Sharks team of the series and the prepared for it. The Oilers outshot the Sharks 9-6 in the first, but could not get the go-ahead goal. That was until Leon Draisaitl received a great pass from Adam Larsson and broke in on Martin Jones, going five-hole for the lead. Anton Slepyshev scored on a breakaway of his own to make it 2-0 after 40 minutes. Marleau scored at 12:12 of the second period to draw the Sharks within one, but McDavid potted the insurance empty-netter to close things out. The Oilers advanced with the win, the Sharks' season came to an end with the loss.

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