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Taylor Hall scores in OT, Oilers beat Sharks for fourth straight win

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EDMONTON - Taylor Hall scored in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

Leon Draisaitl, Jordan Eberle and Iiro Pakarinen also scored for the Oilers (12-15-2), who have won four games in a row.

Justin Braun, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski responded for the Sharks (14-13-1), who have lost five straight.

After a scoreless first period, Edmonton finally put a goal on the board six minutes into the second when Teddy Purcell made a nifty pass at the blue line to Draisaitl, who beat Sharks goalie Martin Jones through the legs for his ninth of the season on a partial breakaway.

The Sharks tied the game four minutes into the third period as Braun was able to beat Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson with a backhand shot through traffic for his first goal in 68 games.

The Oilers made it 2-1 eight minutes into the third when rookie Jujhar Khaira fed it in front to Eberle, who spun around and sent a no-look backhand shot top shelf past Jones for his third goal in as many games.

San Jose tied the game again with nine minutes remaining as Tomas Hertl found Marleau at the side of the net and he netted his 11th of the season.

The Sharks then took the lead a minute-and-a-half later when Pavelski was left alone in front and was able to bat in the puck from mid-air from the edge of the crease.

Edmonton fought back to make it 3-3 with 4:37 remaining as Pakarinen took a shot from the top of the circle that Jones didn't see.

The Oilers grabbed the two points 3:59 into the overtime session as Draisaitl fed Hall on a two-on-one and he reached out to tip in his 12th of the year.

Edmonton wraps up its five-game homestand on Friday against the New York Rangers. The Sharks return home to face the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Notes: It was Oilers head coach Todd McLellan's first game against his old team, having coached the Sharks the previous seven seasons??? Out with injuries for the Sharks were Ben Smith (concussion) and Marc-Edouard Vlasic (lower body)??? Absent from the Oilers lineup were Connor McDavid (collarbone), Rob Klinkhammer (leg), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Benoit Pouliot (lower body) and Andrew Ference (undisclosed).

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