Joel Ward

Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

The veteran San Jose Sharks taught the upstart Edmonton Oilers a lesson in playoff intensity, spotting them two early goals Wednesday night and then roaring back to win.

Melker Karlsson scored at 3:22 of overtime and San Jose came back to beat Edmonton 3-2 in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series.

"We got the chance and I snuck it in," said Karlsson, who fired a snap shot from the top of the right circle past goalie Cam Talbot. "I got a little space and (Joe Pavelski) saw me in the middle. It was a half-breakaway. It was nice."

The Oilers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period only to get outshot 34-9 the rest of the way....