The San Jose Sharks' top line is already peaking just two games into the NHL's lockout-delayed season.
Patrick Marleau had two goals and an assist and Joe Thornton had three assists as the Sharks won their second in a row, beating Edmonton 6-3 on Tuesday night to spoil the Oilers' home opener.
Logan Couture also had two goals and an assist, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Dan Boyle scored the other goals for the Sharks (2-0-0) who led 6-1 before the end of the first period.
''It's only two games, but we've had a couple of nice wins and put some points in the bank which is important in a season like this,'' said Marleau, who now has four goals and an assist in two games this season. ''My linemates have been playing this year, so it's been up to me to try and play catch-up with them.''
Thornton, who now has five assists, believes it is important to get off to a good start in a shortened season.
''We started off the seaso...