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Sharks top Oilers, conclude homestand with fourth straight win

Six players score for San Jose; Draisaitl extends point streak to 10 for Edmonton

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Kane buries rebound

EDM@SJS: Kane slams home rebound

Evander Kane knocks in a juicy rebound to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead in the 1st period

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Six players scored for the San Jose Sharks, who extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-3 victory against the Edmonton Oilers at SAP Center on Tuesday.

Timo Meier and Barclay Goodrow each had a goal and an assist, Erik Karlsson had three assists, and Martin Jones made 21 saves for San Jose (8-10-1).

"We needed a win tonight," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. "We've been putting a lot of effort into our team game and it's important that you see results from that. I think there's been a big effort by our group to tighten up defensively, and usually when that happens, the goals go in. It's nice to get rewarded for that kind of work though, and the goals did go in."

 

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Leon Draisaitl and Sam Gagner each had a goal and an assist, and Mike Smith made 19 saves for Edmonton (12-6-2), which had won two straight.

"We weren't ready to go off the hop," Oilers captain Connor McDavid said. "They come out strong here in this building and we definitely know that. Now it's happened to us a couple of times in this building and we have to be better."

Brent Burns gave San Jose a 1-0 lead 4:01 into the first period on a shot from the top of the left circle, and Evander Kane scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season to make it 2-0 at 7:27 on a rebound in front.

Video: EDM@SJS: Burns rips shot over Smith's glove

Patrick Marleau extended the lead to 3-0 at 11:12, redirecting a point shot from Tim Heed. Goodrow deflected in a shot from Meier at 1:26 of the second period to make it 4-0.

"I thought our line had a pretty good game and it's nice to be able to contribute," Goodrow said. "I think our line (Meier, Tomas Hertl) has played well the last four or five games that we've been together. We'd just like to keep building on that every night and I think our team as a whole is finding its stride a little bit. It's good to see."

Draisaitl cut it to 4-1 at 9:57 of the second when his shot from the point redirected in off the stick of Burns. Draisaitl has 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) during a 10-game point streak.

"I think we weren't ready," Draisaitl said. "Obviously, they start really strong here at home and everybody knows that. Being down 3-0 in this building, it's always hard to come back from. We just got outplayed. We were sloppy, we didn't make the right decisions with the puck. Those games happen and it's about the response now."

Video: EDM@SJS: Draisaitl scores to extend point streak

Hertl scored to make it 5-1 at 17:34 when Karlsson's shot hit his stick and trickled under the pads of Smith.

Zack Kassian scored on his own rebound to make it 5-2 at 9:08 of the third period, but Meier scored on a redirection five-hole to increase the lead to 6-2 at 10:30.

Gagner scored his first of the season when he banked a shot off Jones from behind the net at 12:18 for the 6-3 final.

"For sure we started well, getting a 3-0 lead, which is what we wanted," Hertl said. "We did all the small details well and we played a good 60-minute game, and it was two huge points against the top team in our division."

Video: EDM@SJS: Meier deflects shot past Smith

 

They said it

"Whatever your record is, you don't want to have games like this. We hold ourselves to a high standard and games like this are not acceptable. But it's not a game we're going to dwell on and carry into the next game, but there are a lot of really good lessons we need to learn and pick it up coming back on home ice." -- Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse

"The results come with us playing our system, good breakouts, good forechecks and us not turning pucks over. If you do that on most nights, you'll win." -- Sharks defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Video: EDM@SJS: Marleau scores on deflection

 

Need to know

Draisaitl leads the NHL with 11 multipoint games this season and became the sixth player in Oilers history to have at least three point streaks of 10 or more games (14 games in 2018-19, 11 in 2016-17). … McDavid had an assist and has eight points (five goals, three assists) in a five-game point streak. … San Jose went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and has allowed one goal while shorthanded at home this season (32-for-33), which leads the NHL. … Hertl has scored in four straight games and has seven points (four goals, three assists) during that span.

 

What's next

Oilers: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, ALT, NHL.TV)

Sharks: At the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; KCOP-13, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)

Video: Sharks score six, extend win streak to four games

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