It was not meant to be on a night where San Jose again put up 40 plus shots. The final score was Edmonton 5 and San Jose 2 thanks to an empty netter with 1.5 seconds remaining.
set up Ryane Clowe
in front for a late score. San Jose kept Antero Niittymaki on the bench to try and find another.
San Jose went on the power play and pulled Antero Niittymaki early to try for a fast tally to start a rally. Joe Pavelski
scored, but the ref ruled San Jose had a man in the crease, even though he was pushed into the crease.
San Jose struck the 40 shot marker, but the goals just don't seem to be coming.
A lot of excellent work by San Jose on a two man disadvantage for 1:56 ended up going for nothing as Edmonton scored when both Sharks came on the ice.
put San Jose on the board. He took a pass across the slot from Dany Heatley and slammed it passed Devan Dubnyk.
Antero Niittymaki made a spectacular stop on Ales Hemsky, sliding over and then reaching back just enough as Hemsky attempted to reach around him.
An early chance on the remianing power play, but still no goal as the Sharks registered their 30th shot.
In the final seconds of the first, while on another man advantage, Benn Ferriero
had a point blank shot that Devan Dybnyk put just enough padding on.
Following 40 minutes of play, Edmonton led 3-0, even though San Jose had registered 10 more shots.
A two minute power play came up empty for San Jose, although the puck seemed to move well.
An Edmonton effort went upstairs for review and likley to the main offices in Toronto. The positive for San Jose was the initial ruling was no goal. It was one of the lenghtier reviews all year, but in the end, there was an angle that said the puck crossed the line. Edmonton had a 3-0 lead.
almost put in a rebound off a Ryane Clowe
blast, but the Sharks could not break through.
Their team was down 2-0, but the crowd did their part, breaking out into the Let's Go Sharks chant.
San Jose came close to scoring on an unusal play when Devan Dubnyk came out to play the puck and his pass bounced off Scott Nichol and through the empty crease.
Edmonton jumped the lead to two when they extended an offensive shift and Dustin Penner put the puck home.
returned to start the second period after missing part of the first.
San Jose closed out the first period with 1:38 of power play time, but could not find the equalizer. They outshot Edmonton 14-9, but trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes.
The Sharks took a dominating 68 percent of the faceoff battles in the first period.
Odd little bounce as an Edmonton shot ended up on top of Antero Niittymaki's net.
A missed assignment in the defensive zone let Andrew Cogliano walk in alone on Antero Niittymaki and Edmonton scored first.
Antero Niittymaki was tested with two quality chances on one shift and showed he was on his A game.
More unpleasantries between the clubs as Ladislav Smid and Jamie McGinn get two minutes for roughing. Time for a little 4V4 play.
Two big boys just went at it as Ryane Clowe
and theo Peckham dropped the gloves when Clowe took exception to Peckham getting a little too chippy with Dany Heatley.
, Patrick Marleau
and Devin Setoguchi completed a shift where they had 2 dynamic scoring chances.
skated for his first shift and it's a nice site to see.
Scott Nichol, Benn Ferriero
and Jamie McGinn started up front with Niclas Wallin and Kent Huskins.
Antero Niittymaki and Devan Dubnyk werethe netminders for the game.
The Sharks were looking for the season sweep against Edmonton. Joe Pavelski
made his return to the lineup and the Sharks dressed Andrew Desjardins
. Torrey Mitchell
is on the IR with a lower body injury and Logan Couture
is out as well.