Photos: Fans welcome back the Oilers at home opener

 

Take a look at some photos of NHL action — in the stands and on the ice — as the Oilers faced the San Jose Sharks Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 in the home opener at Rexall Place in Edmonton.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oiler fans  Chris Hiemstra and his son Tristan,10, prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.</div>
 

Edmonton Oiler fans Chris Hiemstra and his son Tristan,10, prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.

Photograph by: Greg Southam, Edmonton Journal

 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oiler fans  Chris Hiemstra and his son Tristan,10, prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.</div>
Eric Belanger of the Edmonton Oilers pushes his stick over the boards to a fan after a 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Edmonton Oiler Taylor Hall signs a jersey for fans prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers, digs the puck out his net as Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks skates past at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers, tries to skate around Marc-Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers, digs the puck out his net on one of six goals by the  San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Goalie Yann Danis of the Edmonton Oilers against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Edmonton Oilers player Justin Schultz, second from right, celebrates his first NHL goal against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers are pictured during the pre-game skate before playing the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers is pictured during the pre-game skate against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Yann Danis is pictured during a game against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers is pictured during a game against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers is pictured during a game against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers is pictured during a game against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Players from the Edmonton Oilers salute the fans after a 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Jeff Petry of the Edmonton Oilers is pictured during a game against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Ladislav Smid of the Edmonton Oilers falls over T.J. Galiardi of the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers is pictured at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers are pictured during the pre-game skate before playing the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Nick Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers skates away from Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers keeps the puck from Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton on January 22, 2013.
Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers during the pre-game skate against  the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Edmonton Oiler fans Adam Villett, Chelsea Fazio,  Lindsay Kerr and Mike Sieber prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.
Pre-game ceremonies included two large Edmonton Oiler jerseys at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Edmonton Oiler fans Jason Tennant and Sunny Parmarprior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.
Pre-game ceremonies included two large Edmonton Oiler jerseys at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
Edmonton Oiler fans  Mike  and Joellen Hurd line up to purchase discounted Oiler merchandise prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.
Edmonton Oiler fans  Brittany Dutton (left) and Paige Soetaert prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.
Edmonton Oiler fans  Jennifer Foster, son Jameson ,14months, and husband James prior to the home opening game at Rexall Place against the San Jose Sharks on January 22, 2013 in Edmonton.
Pre-game ceremonies included two large Edmonton Oiler jerseys at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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