Hertl Hammers One in for Thrilling Sharks Overtime Win Over Oilers


EDMONTON, Alberta -- Tomas Hertl had two goals, including the game-winner 2:40 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

Logan Couture and Brenden Dillon also scored for the Sharks, who have won two straight. San Jose is in second place in the Pacific Division, three points ahead of Los Angeles and Anaheim with 12 games remaining.

Drake CaggiulaOscar Klefbom and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had the goals for the Oilers (30-35-5), who lost their second in a row.

Zack Kassian hooked a backhand pass from behind the net out front to Caggiula, who slipped a shot past Sharks goalie Martin Jones as Edmonton took the lead 2:39 into the first period.

Hertl converted on a 2-on-1 break, beating Oilers backup Al Montoya for his 17th goal of the season to tie it eight minutes into the game.

Klefbom put away a long point shot eight minutes into the second. The goal withstood a video review.

San Jose tied it a couple of minutes later with Caggiula serving a double-minor when Couture moved in from the top of the circle and beat Montoya with a wrist shot for his 28th.

Edmonton made it 3-2 early in the third when Nugent-Hopkins tipped in Klefbom's shot for his 19th, with Connor McDavid getting his second assist of the night to give him 86 points on the season.

San Jose evened it yet again nine minutes into the third on a long shot through traffic by Dillon.

San Jose won the season series 3-1 after losing to Edmonton in the first round of last year's playoffs. ... Klefbom returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games due to exploratory shoulder surgery. He is expected to be shut down for a more thorough procedure soon that will end his season. ... Joel Ward(shoulder) and Joe Thornton (knee) sat out for the Sharks.

Sharks: At the Calgary Flames on Friday, the second stop on a three-game trip through Western Canada.

Oilers: Begin a four-game road trip at Florida on Saturday.

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