NHL

Pavelski's 2 goals lead Sharks past Stars 5-1

  • San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) turns from the bench after being congratulated after scoring his second goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 12, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) turns from the bench after being congratulated after scoring his second goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 12, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Aaron Dell makes a save on a shot from the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 12, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Aaron Dell makes a save on a shot from the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 12, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Stars' Brett Ritchie shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 12, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Dallas Stars' Brett Ritchie shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 12, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

Joe Pavelski scored twice, backup goalie Aaron Dell made 29 saves to win his fourth straight start, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Sunday night.

Patrick Marleau, Joel Ward and Chris Tierney also scored to give the first-place Sharks their sixth win in eight games. San Jose remained seven points ahead of Anaheim in the Pacific Division with a game in hand.

Dell has been outstanding of late as he has given coach Peter DeBoer the confidence to rest starter Martin Jones. Dell has stopped 113 of 118 shots during his streak and improved to 6-0 at home this season.

Remi Elie scored his first career goal for the Stars, who got off to a rough start to a four-game road trip.