Pavelski has 3 goals, 4 points in Sharks win 

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  • San Jose Sharks Tommy Wingels (57) checks Edmonton Oilers Mark Fraser (5) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday March 25, 2014.
Joe Pavelski scored three goals and set up another as the San Jose Sharks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Patrick Marleau and Marty Havlat also scored for the Sharks (47-18-9) who moved four points up on idle Anaheim for the Pacific Division lead and remained two points behind St. Louis for first in the Western Conference.

San Jose clinched a playoff spot in a shootout loss to Calgary on Monday.

David Perron and Taylor Hall scored for the second-to-last place Oilers (25-39-9), who have lost three in a row. Edmonton was beaten 8-1 by the Calgary Flames on Sunday after a 3-1 defeat to the last-place Buffalo Sabres.

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