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San Jose takes on McDavid and the Oilers

April 27, 2022 GMT

San Jose Sharks (32-36-12, sixth in the Pacific) vs. Edmonton Oilers (47-27-6, second in the Pacific)

Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Connor McDavid and Edmonton square off against San Jose. McDavid is first in the league with 122 points, scoring 44 goals and recording 78 assists.

The Oilers have gone 19-5-0 against division opponents. Edmonton is seventh in the NHL averaging 6.0 assists per game, led by McDavid with 1.0.

The Sharks are 9-11-4 against opponents from the Pacific. San Jose averages 8.9 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Western Conference. Jeffrey Viel leads the team serving 114 total minutes.

In their last meeting on April 5, Edmonton won 2-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: McDavid leads the Oilers with 122 points, scoring 44 goals and registering 78 assists. Evander Kane has six goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.

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Timo Meier leads the Sharks with 35 goals and has 76 points. Nick Bonino has five goals over the last 10 games for San Jose.

LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .942 save percentage.

Sharks: 3-4-3, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.5 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

INJURIES: Oilers: Jesse Puljujarvi: out (illness), Darnell Nurse: out (lower body).

Sharks: Radim Simek: out (lower-body), Erik Karlsson: day to day (lower-body), Kevin Labanc: out for season (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.