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Oilers hoping to end Sharks' home suceess

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Edmonton (12-11-2) at San Jose (22-3-1) 10:30 p.m. EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers may be the
perfect team to end the San Jose Sharks' amazing home run.

The Oilers try to hand the Sharks their first regulation loss at
HP Pavilion this season when the teams face off on Saturday.

San Jose is an NHL-best 14-0-1 at home, winning each of its last
five games there since a 4-3 overtime loss to the Nashville
Predators on November 11.

The Sharks are on a nine-game winning streak overall, its
longest since a franchise high 11-game surge from February 21 to
March 14, 2008. That run, however, came to a screeching halt
when Edmonton forged a 2-1 overtime win at HP Pavilion on March
16.

The Oilers have won nine of the last 13 meetings with San Jose,
including taking three of four last season.

Edmonton enters this matchup after escaping with a 5-4 shootout
victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

The Oilers got off to a quick start, claiming a 3-0 lead in the
first period. But, the Kings bounced back with four unanswered
goals in the second to take the lead.

Dustin Penner notched his sixth goal 8:23 into the third period
to tie the score and Ales Hemsky recorded the decisive goal in
the third round of the shootout as the Oilers earned
back-to-back wins.

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