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Pavelski has 3 goals and assist in Sharks' 5-2 win over Oilers

The San Jose Sharks score a goal on Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) as Andrew Ference (21) helps on defense during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

The San Jose Sharks score a goal on Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) as Andrew Ference (21) helps on defense during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

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.