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Mar 8, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Mark Fayne (5) and San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton (19) battle for a puck during the second period at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USA Today Sports)
Mar 8, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defensemen Mark Fayne (5) and San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton (19) battle for a puck during the second period at Rexall Place. (Perry Nelson/USA Today Sports)

HOCKEY

James Reimer earns first shutout of the season as Sharks blank Oilers Add to ...

James Reimer made 31 saves to record his first shutout of the season and Logan Couture had a pair of goals as the San Jose Sharks blanked the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks (37-23-6), who won their second in a row. They’ve now won five of their last six games and have gone 19-5-4 since Jan. 9.

Cam Talbot kicked out 19-of-22 shots for Edmonton (26-36-7), which had won four of its previous five games.

The Sharks started the scoring just 1:33 into the game as a puck bounced around before landing between the legs of Talbot, who spun around in vain trying to find it before Couture swatted it into the net.

San Jose went up 2-0 with a power-play goal at 15:50 of the first as Couture picked the top corner with a wrist shot from the face-off dot for his 10th of the season.

Pavelski, the Sharks captain, gave his team a three-goal lead with six minutes left in the second period, tipping his 31st of the season past Talbot on a Paul Martin shot.

Edmonton had some chances in the final period, but couldn’t get a puck past Reimer.

Both teams are back at it on Thursday, as the Oilers make a one-game trip to Minnesota and the Sharks return home to host New Jersey.

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