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Tonight the San Jose Sharks will play game two against the Edmonton Oilers, after taking game one in dramatic, come-from-behind overtime fashion.
The Sharks will have to face a riled-up Edmonton crowd hungry for their first playoff win in eleven years, but as Game 1 has proven, the extensive playoff experience by the Sharks has allowed them to weather any sort of atmosphere.
Tomas Hertl in particular had a strong game, with 7 shots on goal, 2 hits, and a key assist on Paul Martin's tying goal in the third period. Logan Couture also did will in his much-anticipated return to the lineup, playing with a full cage yet centering the top line.
Still in question is Joe Thornton's status, which he still termed "day-to-day" at yesterday's practice.
[11:00 AM MT] The San Jose Sharks are at Rogers Place for morning skate, greeted by weather a little out of the ordinary for April.
[12:23 PM MT] Morning skate is all wrapped up, with almost all Sharks players participating on the ice.
Both Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer and Joe Thornton indicated the Thornton is a game-time decision today, though Thornton was one of the last players off the ice at skate. No word either way if Joe Thornton will skate in pregame warmups as well.
VIDEO: Joe Thornton speaks with the media.
If Thornton is out tonight, the Sharks will most likely go with the same lineup they had in Game 1.
Martin Jones, as expected, was the first goalie off and will make the start.
[5:38 PM MT] With just three hours to go until puck drop, here are some articles and videos to keep you held over until the Sharks take the ice for Game 2.
Joe Thornton Could Return For Game 2
5 Keys: Sharks at Oilers Game 2
VIDEO: Head Coach Peter DeBoer Addresses the Media at Morning Skate
[6:05 PM MT] The players have arrived at the arena, which means it's time for us to sign off on the gameday blog as Game 2 approaches.