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Watch: Sharks remain perfect after shootout win over Oilers

Feb 1, 2013, 2:17 AM EDT

The San Jose Sharks’ perfect record has been challenged the past two games, but it remains intact.

After narrowly defeating the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout two days ago, the Sharks needed the breakaway competition again to defeat the visiting Edmonton Oilers by a score of 3-2.

“The more sexy thing is the offense,” Joe Thornton told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Obviously, we’re scoring a lot of goals, but we’re winning because of our defense. They go hand-in-hand.”

The Sharks are now 7-0-0, with 41 games remaining in their schedule.

The Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils have yet to lose in regulation, however the Hawks have one shootout loss and the Devils have two overtime losses and one in shootouts.

Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski helped give the Sharks a 2-0 lead, however Sam Gagner and Taylor Hall replied for the Oilers.

Michal Handzus and crafty veteran blue liner Dan Boyle scored for San Jose in the shootout.

  1. sjsharks86 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Handzus & Boyle, not Pavs

  2. sjsharks86 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Handzus & Boyle scored in the SO, Pavs scored in regulation.

  3. dreamzilla - Feb 1, 2013 at 4:42 AM

    the sharks didnt win…they survived…oilers had them dead to right in overtime …dubnyk stoned them late in ot ….oilers came in on a mission to beat…not upset..but beat san jose after they (the oil) got punked out on national tv (tsn) in there much hyped home opener….no bias as an oiler fan but this will be one scary team in about 2 yrs…and i guranDAMNtee it …we will make the playoffs no lower than 6th this year

  4. sjsharks66 - Feb 1, 2013 at 7:29 AM


    Keep dreaming, not playoffs for you guys…YET. In a couple of years, hell yeah!

    • sjshark714 - Feb 1, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      i’m not so sure… Hall & Eberle both start their $6M cap hit contracts next year and Gagner & Whitney will be FAs. Then a bunch more are RFA/UFA the year after, and a lot of them will likely be in line for raises. They could be awesome in the next few years but the management will have to loosen the purse strings significantly…

  5. nogoodtomedead - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Yeah, we won and remained perfect. But we were outplayed for the second game in a row- the streak isn’t lasting much longer.

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