NHL

Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6

  • Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates with teammate Drake Caggiula (36) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates with teammate Drake Caggiula (36) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers left wing Anton Slepyshev (42) celebrates after scoring a goal with teammate Benoit Pouliot (67) during the second period against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Edmonton Oilers left wing Anton Slepyshev (42) celebrates after scoring a goal with teammate Benoit Pouliot (67) during the second period against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) blocks a goal attempt by San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) blocks a goal attempt by San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Edmonton Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Draisaitl and Slepyshev each buried their chances for their first career playoff goals and the Oilers held off the Sharks after that to get the win in their first playoff series since getting to the Stanley Cup Final in 2006. Connor McDavid iced the game with an empty-net goal with less than a second to play for his first even-strength point of the series.

Patrick Marleau got the Sharks on the board with 7:48 left in the third period, but Cam Talbot didn't allow anything else on 28 shots to get the win.

Edmonton will take a young roster led by NHL scoring leader McDavid and eight other skaters under the age of 25 into the second round against Anaheim.