Final SO

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Edmonton leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, November 21st
Game 2: Thursday, January 19th
Game 3: Friday, March 3rd
Game 4: Thursday, March 9th

Oilers 3

(25-17-5, 55 pts)

Sharks 2

(21-17-6, 48 pts)

10:30 PM ET, January 19, 2006

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 SO T
EDM 2 0 0 13
SJ 0 1 1 02

M. Morrison (Oilers - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .931

V. Toskala (Sharks - G): Saves: 25, Save Pct.: .926

M. Michalek (Sharks - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Edmonton (24-17-5) at San Jose (21-17-5) 10:30 pm EST

Edmonton (24-17-5) at San Jose (21-17-5) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The San Jose Sharks aim for their seventh victory in eight games when they host the suddenly struggling Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

The Sharks had a five-game losing streak end with a 6-2 setback at Montreal on Saturday but responded with a 3-1 triumph here over Tampa Bay on Monday.

Milan Michalek, defenseman Kyle McLaren and Nils Ekman scored and Joe Thornton had two assists to give him a league-best 48 for San Jose, which finished 9-1 against Eastern Conference teams this season. Thursday's contest will begin a season-ending streak of 39 straight games against Western Conference squads.

The Oilers have 53 points - six more than the Sharks - but have lost three straight games and four of five.

On Monday, Edmonton lost its second straight interconference home game, falling to Buffalo, 3-1.

Ales Hemsky scored the lone goal for Edmonton, which went 3-3-4 against teams from the East.

In the only previous meeting between the teams this season, the Oilers posted a 2-1 home win in a shootout on November 21.