Sharks Lose Sixth Straight
Sharks fall 5-2 to Edmonton
Updated at 10:45 PM PST on Thursday, Jan 13, 2011
Rookie star Taylor Hall scored twice and Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves in the Edmonton Oilers’ 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
Joe Thornton and Ryane Clowe scored power-play goals for San Jose. The Sharks have lost six straight overall—their longest losing streak in 15 years — and also have dropped six straight at home.
Thornton has six goals in his last 34 games after scoring five in his first eight.
Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano and Linus Omark also scored for Edmonton. The Oilers won for only the second time in 11 games and ended a three-game road losing streak.
Ales Hemsky had four assists for the Oilers, giving him 10 points in his last eight games. Omark scored his second goal of the season his first in nine games.
The Sharks will try to end their six-game losing streak Saturday when they host the St. Louis Blues.
Published at 10:36 PM PST on Jan 13, 2011
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