EDMONTON, Alberta — David Desharnais scored late in the first overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Thursday night, pushing San Jose to the brink of elimination in the NHL playoffs.

Desharnais, in the slot, one-timed a Leon Draisaitl cross-ice pass past Sharks goaltender Martin Jones to cap an overtime session dominated by Edmonton.

The Oilers lead the Western Conference quarterfinal series 3-2 with Game 6 Saturday night in San Jose.

The series winner takes on the Anaheim Ducks in Round 2.

Patrick Maroon, Mark Letestu, and Oscar Klefbom also scored for Edmonton. Mikkel Boedker, Patrick Marleau, and David Schlemko had goals for San Jose.

The Oilers — looking for a bounce-back game after a 7-0 beat-down by the Sharks in Game 4 — dominated the first 10 minutes, energized by the deafening roar of the orange and blue-clad fans at Rogers Place.

Edmonton took a 1-0 lead at 5:28 when Maroon, standing at the edge of the crease, corralled a rebound off Matt Benning's shot to sweep the puck past Sharks goalie Martin Jones.

The Oilers also hit three goal posts — two by Darnell Nurse and one by Jordan Eberle — before San Jose responded at the midway point of the period.

Marcus Sorensen slap-passed the puck from the blue line to Chris Tierney, who then redirected the puck through the top of the crease to Boedker. He then wristed the puck into an open net.

The Sharks made it 2-1 with just over four minutes to go in the period. Taking advantage of a bad Oilers line change, Joe Thornton and Marleau broke in over the blue line on a two-on-one. Thornton's wrist shot leaked through Oilers goalie Cam Talbot and dribbled to the goal line, where Marleau stuffed it in. The Sharks increased their lead to 3-1 just under nine minutes into the second period. A wrist shot by Schlemko from the blue line fluttered its way through a crowd in the crease and over Talbot's right shoulder.

The Oilers cut the lead to 3-2 on the power play with less than two minutes left in the second period, with Brent Burns in the penalty box for delay of game.

Draisaitl backhanded the puck through a clutch of bodies in the slot to Letestu for a one-timer under the crossbar.

The Sharks smothered the Oilers attack for most of the third period until Klefbom blasted a shot from the blue line to tie the game with less than three minutes to go.



Jordon Brookshire, sr., Cardinal Newman



QB: Jack Newman, sr., Analy

QB: Jake Simmons, jr., Rancho Cotate

RB: Jackson Baughman, sr., Windsor

WR: Kalei Aukai, sr., Santa Rosa

WR: Eric Bendyk, sr., Analy

WR: Seth Vernon, sr., Maria Carrillo

OL: Noah Bartolome, sr., Sonoma Valley

OL: Nick Goldthorpe, jr., Rancho Cotate

OL: Luke Haggard, jr., Petaluma

OL: Tommy Luchese, sr., Casa Grande

OL: Jake McElderry, sr., Cardinal Newman

KR: Jack Fricker, jr., El Molino


QB: Isaiah Steele, sr., Santa Rosa

RB: Levi Yeley, sr., Healdsburg

WR: Spencer Vogel, sr., Analy

WR: Damian Wallace, sr., Cardinal Newman

WR: Jalen Ward, jr., Rancho Cotate

TE: Trevor Naugle, sr., Casa Grande

OL: Kelton Arcardo, sr., Analy

OL: Connor Kearney, sr., Analy

OL: Kyle Luque, jr., Rancho Cotate

OL: Jason Vallejo, jr., Montgomery

OL: Zion Vogt, sr., Cardinal Newman

K: Brandon Keefer, sr., Casa Grande



DL: Nick Chase, sr., Analy

DL: Josh Kauvesi, sr., Maria Carrillo

DL: Bas Osborn, jr., Windsor

LB: Mike Daly, sr., Cardinal Newman

LB: Jalen Dural, sr., Cardinal Newman

LB: Joey Pignataro, sr., Windsor

LB: Elias Rantissi, soph., Rancho Cotate

DB: Cassius Banks, sr., Santa Rosa

DB: Eddie Holbrook, sr., Ukiah

DB: Kyle Johnson, sr., Analy

DB: Jason Moran, jr., Cardinal Newman


DL: Morgan Edwards, sr., Ukiah

DL: Dino Kahaulelio, soph., Cardinal Newman

DL: Jordan Parks, sr., Analy

LB: Tanielu Guerrero, sr., Rancho Cotate

LB: Connor Richardson, sr., Petaluma

LB: Brett Stibi, jr., Windsor

LB: Travis Voigt, sr., Casa Grande

DB: Kobi Buckley, jr., Rancho Cotate

DB: Skyler Ito-Lutz, sr., Piner

DB: Zack Nelson, sr., Maria Carrillo

DB: Marcellus Sands, sr., Windsor


Jonathon Dewey, Ukiah