Oilers face the Sharks on 4-game slide
Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Edmonton comes into the matchup with San Jose as losers of four in a row.
The Oilers are 20-23-5 in conference play. Edmonton averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the NHL. Zack Kassian leads the team serving 100 total minutes.
The Sharks are 16-8-4 against the rest of their division. San Jose is third in the league recording 9.6 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.1 assists. In their last meeting on Feb. 9, San Jose won 5-2. Kevin Labanc scored a team-high three goals for the Sharks in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 1-8-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with a .860 save percentage.
Oilers: 3-5-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with a .878 save percentage.