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Maroon keys big 2nd period that leads Oilers past Sharks 6-3

  • Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon, top, celebrates his goal with teammate Adam Clendening (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Thursday, March 24, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon, top, celebrates his goal with teammate Adam Clendening (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Thursday, March 24, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon, top left, scores past San Jose Sharks goalie James Reimer, center, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon, top left, scores past San Jose Sharks goalie James Reimer, center, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) fights with San Jose Sharks' Micheal Haley (38) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) fights with San Jose Sharks' Micheal Haley (38) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Maroon scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on another in Edmonton's four-goal second period that carried the Oilers to a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Lauri Korpokoski, Taylor Hall and Adam Clendening also scored in the big second that made sure Oilers coach Todd McLellan wouldn't have to watch his old team clinch a playoff berth.

Jordan Eberle added an insurance goal in the third and Hall added an empty-netter as Edmonton earned its first regulation win in San Jose since Jan. 13, 2011. Cam Talbot made 22 saves.

Tommy Wingels, Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks, who failed to hold a two-goal lead after the first period and missed a chance to clinch the playoffs for a second straight game.