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Sharks stay perfect with shootout victory over Oilers

7:12 AM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) shoots and scores Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period at HP Pavilion. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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SAN JOSE, CA - Michal Handzus netted the deciding goal in the shootout as the San Jose Sharks remained unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at HP Pavilion.

After Handzus opened the shootout by beating Devan Dubnyk with a wrister into the top-left corner, both Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins shot wide on their attempts for Edmonton.

Dan Boyle then skated down the ice for a chance to extend San Jose's franchise-best start to a season to 7-0-0, and converted with a wrister inside the left post.

Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Sharks, while Antti Niemi stopped 26 shots.

Gagner and Taylor Hall lit the lamp for Edmonton, which had its two-game win streak snapped.

Dubnyk made 36 saves in defeat.

 

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