Series (Game 4 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 2

(32-22-9, 73 pts)

Sharks 5

(29-23-9, 67 pts)

10:30 PM ET, March 9, 2006

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
EDM 0 2 02
SJ 0 2 35

S. Bernier (Sharks - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

M. Michalek (Sharks - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

C. Ehrhoff (Sharks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Edmonton (32-21-9) at San Jose (28-23-9) 10:30 pm EST

Edmonton (32-21-9) at San Jose (28-23-9) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers are rolling the dice on Dwayne Roloson.

One day after acquiring the veteran goaltender, the Oilers begin a four-game road trip Thursday with a matchup against the San Jose Sharks.

The 36-year-old Roloson was acquired from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday for a 2006 first-round pick and future considerations. An All-Star in 2004, Roloson was just 6-17-1 in 24 games with the Wild this season, posting one shutout a .910 save percentage and a 3.00 goal-against average.

The Oilers, who currently hold the eighth spot in the Western Conference, hope that Roloson can help turn around their fortunes. They lost for the fifth time in seven games Tuesday, a 4-3 shootout defeat vs. Dallas despite rallying from a two-goal deficit in the third period.

After Ty Conklin made 23 saves in regulation and overtime, Edmonton turned to Mike Morrison in the shootout. The Oilers also have given Jussi Markkanen extensive opportunities to earn the starting job.

San Jose has dropped its last three games - all on the road - following Tuesday's bizarre 5-4 loss to Anaheim in which captain Patrick Marleau accidentally put the puck into his own net just under a minute into overtime.

Joe Thornton, Jonathan Cheechoo and defenseman Christian Backman each collected a goal and an assist for San Jose, which has dropped the last four meetings with Edmonton, including three one-goal decisions this season.