Edmonton won 4-2 (Game 6 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

Sharks 0


Oilers 2


8:00 PM ET, May 17, 2006

Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
SJ 0 0 00
EDM 1 0 12

M. Peca (Oilers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

D. Roloson (Oilers - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: 1.000

C. Pronger (Oilers - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

San Jose at Edmonton 8:00 pm EDT

San Jose at Edmonton 8:00 pm EDT Western Conference semifinals Oilers lead, 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers have defied the odds all season long. Then again, so have the San Jose Sharks.

The Oilers can eliminate the Sharks and advance to the Western Conference finals on Wednesday when the teams meet in Game Six of their best-of-seven semifinal series.

Edmonton, which has not advanced to the conference finals since 1992, has won three straight games in the series after absorbing a pair of one-goal losses to open it.

The Oilers' latest victory was perhaps their most impressive as they posted a 6-3 road triumph in Game Five on Sunday. Ryan Smyth collected two goals and two assists and Fernando Pisani also tallied twice.

Shawn Horcoff added a goal and two assists for eighth-seeded Edmonton, which went 3-for-7 with the man advantage. San Jose, meanwhile, went 1-for-7 with the power play and is just 2-for-27 in the series with the extra skater.

Jonathan Cheechoo, Scott Thornton and defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored for the fifth-seeded Sharks, who lost despite outshooting the Oilers, 24-18. San Jose netminder Vesa Toskala yielded six goals and has surrendered 11 in the last two games after allowing a total of five tallies in the first three games of the series.

If Edmonton wins, it will take on the sixth-seeded Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the West finals. If the Sharks secure a victory, they will return home for Game Seven on Friday.