Sharks 3, Oilers 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 13, 2012
Logan Couture scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the San Jose Sharks snapped a five-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist while Torrey Mitchell also scored for the Sharks (34-25-9), who are trying to get back into the playoff picture after losing 11 of their previous 13 games. San Jose is one point back of eighth-place Colorado in the tight Western Conference race. The Avs won 3-2 in overtime against Anaheim on Monday. Ryan Whitney and Taylor Hall scored for the Oilers (26-36-7), who have lost six of seven.
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