All-star forward Logan Couture scored his team-leading 21st goal of the season to tie the score at 1-1 in the 3rd period, but the Oilers won in a shootout to hand the Sharks their third straight loss.
The Sharks have two games remaining before the All-Star break, starting tonight in Edmonton with an opportunity for much-needed momentum. More: Oilers depth chart NHL standings
The Canadian roadie continues for the Sharks with a visit to the struggling Oilers, who are 8-23-2 in their past 33 games. Read what the head coach had to say following morning skate at Rexall Place.
The Sharks haven't lost three games in a row in regulation in three months, but could tonight with a loss in Edmonton. Dan Boyle: "Youre going to lose games. Ive always stressed that its important not to lose the next one.
Against the Canucks, Logan Couture was the Sharks most effective player, scoring a shorthanded goal, a power play goal, blocking a career-high tying five shots, and killing penalties in an exasperating 4-3 loss.
Logan Couture scored two goals -- one short-handed and another on a power-play -- but the Canucks outscored the Sharks 2-1 in the third period, as Todd McLellan's team lost in Vancouver to start a three-game road trip.
The Sharks' move to waive Frazer McLaren surprised some, but Todd McLellan explained Saturday, he just "needs to plays some hockey."
A closer look at team captain Joe Thorntons production, or lack thereof this season, provides a window into that Sharks recent trouble with a man advantage.
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan won't get a break for the All-Star weekend; he'll join the Rangers John Tortorella behind the bench to coach Team Alfredsson Jan. 29 in Ottawa.
Good-news-bad-news for the Sharks as Tommy Wingels is out with an injury, but Jim Vandermeer is poised to return for San Jose's road tip through Canada which begins Saturday.
The Sharks came out blazing hot with a very early goal, but seemed to get complacent as they ceded four unanswered goals and failed to beat Ottawa for a sixth consecutive time.
Milan Michalek had some productive years early in his career with the Sharks. None can compare with the season hes having this year with the Senators.
The move makes it all the more likely that the tough-guy forward, who has a facial fracture, will not play until after the All-Star break. More: Sharks video Sharks depth chart
Since the calendar turned to 2012, the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators have been among the two hottest teams in hockey. More: Sharks video Ottawa depth chart