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Wheeler scores 2 goals, adds assist in Jets' 5-2 win over Sharks

  • Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes a high glove save on San Jose Sharks' Barclay Goodrow (89) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

    Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes a high glove save on San Jose Sharks' Barclay Goodrow (89) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' goaltender Antti Niemi fails to block the puck as Winnipeg Jets Andrew Ladd scores during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

    San Jose Sharks' goaltender Antti Niemi fails to block the puck as Winnipeg Jets Andrew Ladd scores during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Winnipeg Jets' Lee Stempniak (20) fires a shot on San Jose Sharks' goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

    Winnipeg Jets' Lee Stempniak (20) fires a shot on San Jose Sharks' goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)  (The Associated Press)

Blake Wheeler scored two goals and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets top the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Tuesday night.

The Jets built a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele and Andrew Ladd. Wheeler scored his first of the game in the second period and another in the third.

Scheifele and Drew Stafford had a pair of assists, and Ladd also had an assist for Winnipeg (35-23-12), which began a three-game homestand.

Joe Pavelski scored twice and Joe Thornton assisted on both for the Sharks (34-28-8), who started a seven-game road trip.

Ondrej Pavelec made 38 saves for the Jets in his first consecutive starts since late November.

San Jose's Antti Niemi started his sixth straight game, but was replaced by Alex Stalock after allowing three goals on eight shots. Stalock made 12 saves.