Reimer gets first shutout of season, Sharks beat Oilers 3-0

James Reimer made 31 saves in his first shutout of the season, Logan Couture scored twice and the San Jose Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Tuesday night.

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

Cam Talbot stopped 19 shots for Edmonton, which had won four of its previous five games.

The Sharks started the scoring just 1:33 into the game when 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 when Couture picked the top corner with a wrist shot from the faceoff dot for his 10th of the season.

Pavelski, the Sharks captain, gave his team a three-goal lead with 6 minutes left in the second period, tipping his 31st of the season past Talbot on Paul Martin's shot.

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

NOTES: It was the third of four games between the two teams this season, with each winning one in overtime. ... Talbot was named the NHL's first star of the week on Monday. ... Out for the Oilers were Oscar Klefbom (leg), Andrew Ference (hip), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Brandon Davidson (knee), Justin Schultz (illness), Benoit Pouliot (shoulder) and Eric Gryba (knee). ... The lone injury of note for the Sharks was Tommy Wingels (shoulder). ... Trade deadline acquisitions Patrick Maroon, Adam Pardy and Adam Cracknell made their home debuts for the Oilers. ... Both teams are back at it on Thursday night. The Oilers make a trip to Minnesota, and the Sharks return home to host New Jersey.