Marleau, Thornton lift Sharks over slumping Oilers

The Associated Press
Marleau, Thornton lift Sharks over slumping Oilers
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San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth (94) watch the puck cross the goal line as goalie Alex Stalock (32) looks for the puck 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 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.