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will go for their fourth win in five games on Tuesday when they host the Edmonton Oilers (9-10-1) as large home favorites at sportsbooks. The Sharks are coming off a 4-0 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Saturday Authentic Blake Wheeler Jersey , with new defenseman Erik Karlsson finally tallying his first goal of the season.NHL betting line: The Sharks opened as -250 favorites (wager $250 to win $100); the total is at six goals, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)NHL betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 3.8-2.0, Sharks (NHL picks on every game)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or Spotify or at for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week's top sports betting news.Why the Oilers can pay on the NHL linesThe Oilers begin a three-game road trip through California, with the first stop at San Jose, a place where they have lost two straight games after winning four of the previous five there, according to the OddsShark NHL Database.While Edmonton has dropped six of seven overall as well following a 6-3 defeat at home to the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, this remains a talented team led by top scorer Connor McDavid. The two-time Art Ross Trophy winner currently ranks third in the league with 28 points (12 goals and 16 assists). As long as he suits up, the Oilers will have a shot to win.Why the Sharks can pay on the NHL linesNow that Karlsson has lit the lamp for the first time with the Sharks, he can relax a bit and do what he does best. More importantly, San Jose posted its first shutout of the year with backup goaltender Aaron Dell in net and jumped into first place atop the Pacific Division with 25 points.Prior to that victory , the Sharks had been involved in a couple of other shutouts, losing both 4-0 to the Blues and New York Islanders earlier in the season. They also improved to 7-3-1 at home with the win.Smart betting pickSan Jose was one of the preseason favorites to win the division, and the team's climb to the top probably took longer than expected. Regardless, the Sharks are the better team both offensively and defensively right now, and they will be able to score three goals or more for the fifth straight game.Edmonton has scored two or less in five of seven, so San Jose will find a way to win again, with a solid chance to cash on the puck line too. NHL betting trendsEdmonton is 1-6 in its last seven games.The total has gone over in nine of San Jose's last 13 games.San Jose is 5-1 in its last six games at home.All NHL odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. You can also download the free odds tracker app. WASHINGTON (AP) — Cameras followed Willie O’Ree’s every move and flashbulbs popped as the hockey pioneer toured the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture.When the player who broke the NHL’s color barrier in 1958 stood next to a statue of Jackie Robinson, Commissioner Gary Bettman paused to take his phone out and snap a few photos of his own. O’Ree and Bettman have attended countless events together over the past two decades, but this tour on the opening day of the season and a month before they’re inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame together was a unique opportunity for an influential newsmaker to immerse himself in hundreds of years of history.“It brought back a lot of memories for me,” O’Ree said Wednesday. “My grandparents, they were slaves Womens Connor Hellebuyck Jersey , and then bringing up to date, it’s just amazing. I had a few tears in my eyes there.”With Bettman by his side, O’Ree wiped tears from his eyes as sports curator Damion Thomas talked about the small buildings slaves slept in in after picking cotton from sunrise to sunset. He stopped to read about Michael Jordan’s influence and got a kick out of a story about Chuck Berry driving a red Cadillac on stage to perform at St. Louis’ Fox Theatre.Memories came flooding back in a room featuring a picture of one of Robinson’s games in Atlanta with so many people packed into the stadium that some were on the field. O’Ree sat down in one of the replica seats from Ebbets Field and recalled meeting Robinson in the dugout after a game at age 14 and telling him he played not only baseball but hockey, too.“He remarked that, ‘I didn’t know that there were any black kids playing hockey,'” O’Ree said. “I said, ‘Yeah, there’s a few.'”Thirteen years later when O’Ree was playing professional hockey in Los Angeles, a coach introduced him to Robinson. Or, rather, re-introduced him.“Mr. Robinson turned around and said, ‘Willie O’Ree Dmitry Kulikov Jersey , aren’t you the young fella I met in Brooklyn?'” O’Ree said. “So he remembered me from 1949 to 1962 and that made a big impact on me.”O’Ree’s impact is still being felt today as there are now more than two dozen black players in the NHL. There isn’t yet anything about the Canadian-born O’Ree in the museum, though that could change after he and Bettman got to experience what it was all about.“This museum is amazing,” Bettman said. “As a bit of a history buff, there’s so much I didn’t know and that I was learning and it’s clear to me that I have to come back. But as importantly to be able to experience this with Willie, special doesn’t begin to describe it.”O’Ree, 82, also wants to return with his family after getting only 90 minutes or so to walk around. But those were some important minutes for the museum itself with a living legend in its hallways.“It was an honor to tour through the museum with Willie,” Thomas said. “You’re not just sharing history with a member of the public, but you’re sharing history with a history maker. So, what you hope that you’re able to do in the museum is to have people see their contributions in a much larger light, have people be able to see how their contributions connect to other parts of history.”