Photos: Oilers’ Scrivens nets franchise save record, shutout win

 

Oilers netminder Ben Scrivens showed up but his defence didn’t. Scrivens stopped a career best — and team best — 59 shots, keeping Edmonton afloat during their 3-0 win against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place on Wednesday night.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers Ryan Smyth, bottom left, Philip Larsen, second left, and goalie Ben Scrivens celebrate the win over the San Jose Sharks during NHL hockey action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.</div>
 

Edmonton Oilers Ryan Smyth, bottom left, Philip Larsen, second left, and goalie Ben Scrivens celebrate the win over the San Jose Sharks during NHL hockey action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

Photograph by: JASON FRANSON, THE CANADIAN PRESS

 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers Ryan Smyth, bottom left, Philip Larsen, second left, and goalie Ben Scrivens celebrate the win over the San Jose Sharks during NHL hockey action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.</div>
Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens is the first star of the game after making 59 saves for the shutout against the San Jose Sharks during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens is the first star of the game after making 59 saves for the shutout against the San Jose Sharks during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, left, Jordan Eberle and Justin Schultz, right, celebrate a goal against the San Jose Sharks during first period NHL hockey action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens makes the save on a breakaway by San Jose Sharks Patrick Marleau, right, during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, bottom left, manages to keep the puck out of the net on San Jose Sharks, bottom right, Eriah Hayes during second period NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers Boyd Gordon, bottom, goalie Ben Scrivens, middle, and Martin Marincin protect the net against the San Jose Sharks during third period NHL hockey action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers, top, Matt Hendricks and San Jose Sharks Mike Brown battle it out in the first period during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers, left, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, second left, celebrate Justin Schultz goalie, a shot from the point against the San Jose Sharks during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Philip Larsen, left, of the Edmonton Oilers flattens Eriah Hayes of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Ben Scrivens of the Edmonton Oilers stops the shot of Tyler Kennedy, left, of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens makes the save on the San Jose Sharks during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Ben Scrivens of the Edmonton Oilers eyes the loose puck and stops it against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Ben Scrivens, right, of the Edmonton Oilers stops the shot of Matt Nieto of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
San Jose Sharks Joe Pavelski, right, and Edmonton Oilers Justin Schultz reach for the loose puck during first period NHL hockey action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, left, makes the save on Edmonton Oilers Jordan Eberle as Dan Boyle defends during second period NHL hockey actionat Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers Jesse Joensuu not happy about being called off-side against the San Jose Sharks during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Ben Scrivens, left, and Anton Belov of the Edmonton Oilers defend against Joe Pavelski, right, of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL gameat Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Edmonton Oilers celebrate their third goal by Jordan Eberle, second left, against San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, right, during NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
San Jose Sharks Joe Pavelski, centre, is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, left, as Martin Marincin tries to defend during first period NHL hockey action at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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