Struggling Sharks return home to face Oilers

Edmonton (29-23-4) at San Jose (37-8-9), 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) — The San Jose Sharks hope a
return to home ice can end their woes.

Following a five-game road trip, the Sharks will look to end a
three-game slide when they return to the HP Pavilion on Tuesday
to host the Edmonton Oilers.

Owners of the best home record in the NHL, San Jose has posted a
1-2-4 record over its previous seven games – by far the club’s
worst stretch of the campaign.

The Sharks, who have not lost four contests in a row all season,
are still a league-best 23-2-3 at home this season.

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Captain Patrick Marleau and defenseman Rob Blake each recorded a
goal and an assist during Saturday’s 6-5 setback to the New
Jersey Devils.

All-Star defenseman Sheldon Souray snapped a tie early in the
third period as the Oilers skated to a 3-1 triumph over the
Phoenix Coyotes on Monday.

Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff recorded a goal and an assist
apiece, defenseman Tom Gilbert notched two assists and Dwayne
Roloson finished with 28 saves for Edmonton, which posted its
third straight victory.