Marleau, Thornton lift Sharks over slumping Oilers

Created: 11/16/2013 9:35 PM WHEC.com

(AP) EDMONTON, Alberta - Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, and Joe Thornton helped set up two goals as the San Jose Sharks beat Edmonton 3-1 to stretch their winning streak to three games on Friday night and extend the Oilers’ losing skid to five.

Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks (13-2-5), who moved one point behind Pacific Division-leading Anaheim. San Jose has one game remaining on a five-game trip, Sunday at Chicago.

Nail Yakupov had the lone goal for the Oilers (4-15-2), who are 1-9-1 in their last 11 games. Edmonton has been outscored 23-3 in its last six home contests _ all losses.

The Oilers, 1-7 at home this season, fell behind Buffalo and into last place in the NHL standings.


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