The Sharks tied it, 2-2, midway through the third period on Timo Meier's 24th goal of the season, but the Kings answered with goals by Gabe Vilardi and Drew Doughty just 53 seconds apart a few minutes later and then held on for the win. "I thought we played real decent, good enough to win, " Reimer, who stopped 33 of 37 shots, said. "Once again, it comes down to a one-goal game. It's just a matter of trying to get over that hump. " San Jose coach David Quinn pointed to his team's poor start as one of the keys for the loss.
Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks preview, prediction, pick for 1/13: Oilers seek consistencyThe Edmonton Oilers will try to win back-to-back games for just the third time in in 21 games on Friday night when they visit the San Jose Sharks. Edmonton snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory at Anaheim on Wednesday, jumping out to a 4-1 first-period lead and extending the advantage to 6-1 after two periods. The Oilers tied a team road record with 53 shots on goal that had been last accomplished in 1981.