Edmonton won 4-2 (Game 5 of 6)

Edmonton won 4-2

Game 1: Sunday, May 7th
Game 2: Monday, May 8th
Game 3: Wednesday, May 10th
Game 4: Friday, May 12th
Game 5: Sunday, May 14th
Game 6: Wednesday, May 17th

Oilers 6


Sharks 3


10:00 PM ET, May 14, 2006

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
EDM 1 1 46
SJ 0 1 23

R. Smyth (Oilers - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 2

F. Pisani (Oilers - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

S. Horcoff (Oilers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

Edmonton at San Jose 10:00 pm EDT

Edmonton at San Jose 10:00 pm EDT Western Conference semifinals Series tied, 2-2

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) - Just when it seemed the San Jose Sharks might cruise into the conference finals, captain Jason Smith has steered the Edmonton Oilers right back into the series.

With their Western Conference semifinal series knotted at two games apiece, the Sharks and Oilers square off Sunday in critical Game Five of their best-of-seven affair.

San Jose posted a pair of 2-1 triumphs to open the series before Edmonton rebounded with consecutive victories of its own in Games Three or Four.

Smith scored the go-ahead goal and registered a playoff career-high three points in Friday's 6-3 victory for the Oilers, who also received third-period goals from Ales Hemsky and Jarret Stoll.

Edmonton rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits, including a 3-1 disadvantage midway through the the second period. The Oilers' previous nine playoff games all had been decided by two goals or fewer.

The Game Three hero, Shawn Horcoff scored Edmonton's first goal and Michael Peca and Sergei Samsonov also tallied for the Oilers, who chased Sharks goaltender Vesa Toskala after he allowed five goals on 31 shots.

Joe Thornton, Nils Ekman and Jonathan Cheechoo scored for San Jose, which went 0-for-4 with the power play and is 0-for-9 with the extra skater over the last two contests.

The series shifts back to Edmonton for Game Six on Wednesday.