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Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Vesa Toskala needed to make just 20 saves to win his seventh straight game and four different Sharks players lit the lamp, as San Jose handed the Edmonton Oilers a 5-1 setback at Rexall Place.

Patrick Marleau scored twice while Mike Grier and Joe Thornton each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who won their fourth straight game on the road. Patrick Rissmiller also tallied, while Ryane Clowe had three assists.

Fernando Pisani netted Edmonton's lone goal, while Dwayne Roloson was peppered with 38 shots, stopping 33 of them, as the Oilers dropped their second straight game.

The loss by the Oilers was just their second to San Jose in their last eight regular-season meetings. Edmonton also defeated the Sharks in six games in last year's Western Conference semifinals.

However, the Sharks picked up a small amount of revenge while stopping a three-game regular-season losing streak to the Oilers in Edmonton.

The Oilers struck first when Pisani wristed a shot from the left point that hit off Toskala's right shoulder and off Sharks defender Doug Murray before finding the back of the cage with 6:40 left in the first.

It was all San Jose from there, as Thornton tied the game with 1:54 to go in the first, as he took a feed by Clowe from behind the net to the right of the net before depositing the disc into the goal on the power play.

The momentum heavily shifted the Sharks way in the second.

First, Marleau's rebound shot 3:21 into the second put San Jose ahead and Toskala later came up with a big save on Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff past the midway point of the stanza.

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