Marleau, Thornton lift Sharks over slumping Oilers

The Associated Press
Marleau, Thornton lift Sharks over slumping Oilers
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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) and Patrick Marleau (12) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, and Joe Thornton helped set up three 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 six.

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.

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