Couture lifts Sharks past Oilers 3-2
Monday, March 12, 2012
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- 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.