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Marleau lifts Sharks to win over Oilers

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Marleau posted a goal and an assist as the San Jose Sharks took a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.

Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl each scored, while Joe Thornton assisted on all three goals for the Sharks, who have won three straight after dropping the opener of their five-game road trip that ends in Chicago on Sunday. Alex Stalock posted 30 saves in the win.

"Early on we got our game going, lost it a little in the second, but came back strong in the third and got two points," said Marleau.

Nail Yakupov had the lone goal of the game for the Oilers, who have lost five straight and 10 of 11. Devan Dubnyk stopped 34 shots in the loss.

"We played better in the second and third, guys played hard and we had some chances. It is tough to come into the locker room after a loss, there isn't much you can say," said Yakupov.

San Jose got on the board at 15:44 of the first period while on the power play as Pavelski snuck in a rebound from the right side as an Edmonton player collided with Dubnyk, leaving the net partially uncovered.

It was a 2-0 game 1:29 later as a quick pass from Thornton at the right side was redirected in by Hertl in front.

The Sharks took a 3-0 lead at 3:45 of the second period as a transition play off a turnover saw Jason Demers' pass from the slot go to the right wing where Marleau one-timed it home for his 10th of the season.

Edmonton got one back on the power play at 12:48 of the second as Yakupov was able to one-time a bouncing rebound from the right circle for just his third goal of the season.

Stalock posted 10 saves in the third period to keep Edmonton at bay.

Game Notes

Edmonton plays in Calgary on Saturday ... San Jose has won five straight over Edmonton, including all three games last season ... San Jose was 1-for-6 on the power play, while Edmonton went 1-for-3 ... Edmonton is 1-7-0 on home ice this season and has lost six straight at home ...Yakupov's goal broke a 214- minute, 52-second goalless drought on home ice for Edmonton ... San Jose improved to 8-1-3 on the road this season ... Thornton leads the NHL with 21 assists.

11/16 01:42:50 ET

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Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
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Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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