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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Sharks

by Kristi Hennessy / Edmonton Oilers

Dustin Penner picked up his 100th NHL career goal tonight and it came just 1:13 after Nilsson opened the scoring in the first period. Potulny tossed a nice pass up to Pouliot at the point who fired a hard slap shot. Nabokov spit out a little rebound that found it's way onto the stick of Penner who banked it home for a 2-0 lead. The Oilers set the tone and went on to score one in the second and two in the third to dominate the Sharks.

100 With a goal tonight, Dustin Penner recorded his 100th NHL career goal.
154 The Sharks only have 154 man games lost to injury this year.
100 Gilbert picks up his 100th career point assisting on Pisani's goal tonight.
49 Evgeni Nabokov sits 4th among active goalies in shutouts with 49.
2 & 3 Sharks road PK unit is 2nd in the NHL and their road PP is in 3rd.
1st Star
Devan Dubnyk
28 27 1 60:00 .964
2nd Star
Ryan Whitney
G A P +/- Shots
0 0 0 +3 2
3rd Star
Fernando Pisani
G A P +/- Shots
1 1 2 +2 3

Evgeni Nabokov
25 20 5 59:59 .800

Devan Dubnyk
28 27 1 60:00 .964

11:12 into the first period, Robert Nilsson spotted a scoring opportunity and went with it. He beat out d-man Niclas Wallin in a race for the puck in the neutral zone and closed in on Nabokov with speed. He stickhandled his way into the crease and found he back of the net to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead.

Fernando Pisani picked up the third star tonight and captured our MVP of the game. Pisani was the man responsible for netting the Oilers third goal of the night by wristing a rebound from Tom Gilbert's snap shot from the point.  In addition to his goal, Pisani picked up an assist for setting up the fourth goal. Pisani made a nice long pass to waiting Ethan Moreau who made a quick pass onto the stick of Horcoff in front to make it 4-0.

Patrick Marleau has the seventh-most games played amongst players that have spent their entire career in one organization. He has played in 942 games for the Sharks. Mike Modano leads the NHL in the respective stat (1,454 games played -

"He played a full game tonight. He was quite sharp tonight all night long when he needed to be and against a terrific offensive team. His position was good, his confidence was good and he smothered the puck a lot which is good. He used his head well."

-Oilers Head Coach Pat Quinn talks about Devan Dubnyk's recent performance.

Tuesday, March 23 vs Vancouver
  7:00 PM MT (PPV-HD) (630 CHED)

The Oilers continue their four-game homestand Tuesday, March 23 vs. Vancouver. The game starts at 7:00pm and is a Pay-Per-View game.

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