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Couture's second goal at the 12:52 mark chased Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot, who had shut out the Sharks in games two and three.

The San Jose power play had four goals by game's end, feasting on an Oilers team that's been undisciplined from the start.

San Jose's 7-0 victory in Game 4 followed consecutive shutout losses and tied the Western Conference quarterfinal 2-2.

The Sharks, who haven't scored since Melker Karlsson's overtime victor in Game 1, managed only one shot in the final 1:47 with Jones pulled for an extra attacker.

"It was actually just kind of surreal, looking around, to be surrounded by people in Sharks jerseys, and being in this strong little group of people in orange, and just chanting and having all this energy, " said Downton.

The Edmonton Oilers have kept the San Jose Sharks off the scoreboard for six straight periods in taking a 2-1 Stanley Cup series lead. Edmonton will head home with their tails between their legs and the Sharks in hot pursuit for game five on Thursday night in Rogers Place. "That's not our team, that's not our game. I thought we were pretty desperate tonight and it showed up". However, Edmonton has found ways to find the net in these last two games and the Oilers were the better offensive team this season.

San Jose coach Pete DeBoer shook up his lines for Game 4, and the moves paid off with the Sharks getting two goals apiece from Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture while Patrick Marleau, rookie Marcus Sorensen and defenceman David Schlemko each scored once.

Oiler Leon Draisaitl was given a five-minute major for spearing Chris Tierney at 13:44 of the second period.

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"We've got a big orange sign, we've got flags, we've got insane hair, and so far we've gotten four-and-a-half honks, and we've gotten a few of those gestures that sometimes you get in traffic if you don't behave", said Scheetz. "We have to find a way to get a couple goals here". More importantly, he was winning battles along the boards on both sides of the puck, an indication that his tenacious two-way game is rounding back into form. Cam Talbot has stopped 80 of 83 shots faced in the series.

The first of four San Jose successful power plays completed the scoring for the first period. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays.

Already, Talbot, said, he had put the game out of his mind.

San Jose prepared for Oilers star Connor McDavid.

After the Sharks spent two days answering questions about their anemic offense, the focus now shifts to the Oilers and 20-year-old phenom Connor McDavid. "It took me a little while to get onboard but now that it's painted I think it's fun and I like it", she said with a chuckle. "I'd like them to think about it and think about some of the things they can do better but we will park the game".

Some people will be trying to sell you the idea today that a loss is a loss, and it doesn't matter if it's 7-0 or 1-0.

Edmonton weathered a spirited start by the Sharks fueled in part by the return of Joe Thornton from a knee injury, then the Oilers took control and capitalized on a costly turnover to take the lead. 57 seconds into a power play, the Sharks converted on a slap shot from the point by Schlemko, beating a screened Brossoit. The game kicks off at 10:00 PM EST in SAP Center.

Mikkel Boedker was scratched to make room for Thornton.

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