Brad Marchand

NHL: San Jose Sharks get the jump on the Edmonton Oilers in overtime

NHL: San Jose Sharks get the jump on the Edmonton Oilers in overtime

Melker Karlsson scored at 3 minutes 22 seconds of overtime and the San Jose Sharks came back to beat the host Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

The Oilers took a 2-0 first-period lead only for the veteran Sharks to come back and tie the score with just over 15 minutes to play in the third period.

Milan Lucic and Oscar Klefbom scored for Edmonton. Joel Ward and Paul Martin scored for San Jose.

Oilers center Connor McDavid, the NHL’s leading scorer in the regular season, had one assist in his playoff debut. It was the first playoff game in the Oilers’ new downtown arena and the team’s first postseason...

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