Sharks 4, Oilers 3, SO

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Logan Couture knows the score: The San Jose Sharks are desperate for points.

He helped them pick up two Wednesday night.

Couture scored twice in regulation and added a shootout goal, and Dan Boyle netted the tiebreaker winner in the Sharks' 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

After Couture pulled the Sharks within a goal on a power play at 6:50 of the third, Tommy Wingels tied it at 9:15. San Jose snapped a two-game losing streak with its second victory in eight games.

"It's a battle every night," Couture said. "There are no easy points in this conference, every single team is so good. To win the way that we were able to and come back with two goals in the third, hopefully that can get us going in the right direction.

"We needed something. We need all the points we can get right now," Couture said. "We need to find ways to get points every single night right now."

Sharks head coach Todd McLellan credited Couture for being a real spark for the team in the comeback win.

"Logan is always really determined, but he gets excited to come here and play in Edmonton, I don't know why," he said. "He had six shots on goal, a couple of goals, and an amazing shot in the shootout. We're really proud of him and we're happy to have him."

Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Jones scored for Edmonton. The Oilers have earned eight points in their last five games.

The Oilers opened the scoring midway through the first period on a power play. Nail Yakupov fed the puck across the ice to Gagner, who had time to tee up a slap shot from the top of the circle that beat Antti Niemi to the glove side. It was Gagner's 12th goal of the season.

"It is very disappointing losing the penalty shots," Oilers coach Ralph Krueger said. "We are a good team at that.

"It's painful, but we have to look at the fact that we have points in five games and move forward," he said. "But right now of course the pain of giving up a 3-1 lead dominates."

Couture tied it off a rebound with just under six minutes to play in the period.

Edmonton regained the lead with 8 minutes left in the second period. Nick Schultz picked up a pass as he stepped on the ice from the penalty box, raced in on a 2-on-1 and fed Horcoff.

The Oilers made it 3-1 early in the third period when Jones stole the puck from defender Matt Irwin behind the San Jose net and hooked around to send the puck through Niemi's legs.

Couture scored his 14th goal of the season to make it 3-2, sending a shot through traffic and past Dubnyk, and Wingels tied it with a quick wrist shot.

NOTES: Both teams are off until Saturday. Edmonton closes out a four-game homestand against St. Louis, and the Sharks are at Minnesota for the fourth game of a five-game trip. ... It was the last of three meetings between the two teams. The Sharks spoiled the Oilers' home opener Jan. 22 by scoring six first-period goals in a 6-3 win, and San Jose won 3-2 at home in a shootout. ... Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins missed the game because of the flu. ... Defenseman Marc-Edouard played in his 500th NHL game, all with San Jose.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
10:47EDM PPG - Sam Gagner (12) ASST: Nail Yakupov (9), Ryan Whitney (7) 1 - 0 EDM
14:19SJS Logan Couture (13) ASST: Martin Havlat (5) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
12:07EDM Shawn Horcoff (4) ASST: Nick Schultz (4), Lennart Petrell (4) 2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
04:07EDM Ryan Jones (1) ASST: NONE 3 - 1 EDM
06:50SJS PPG - Logan Couture (14) ASST: Dan Boyle (9), Joe Thornton (23) 3 - 2 EDM
09:15SJS Tommy Wingels (2) ASST: TJ Galiardi (4), Scott Gomez (8) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
1EDMSam Gagner - Save
2SJSJoe Pavelski - Save
3EDMJordan Eberle - Goal
4SJSLogan Couture - Goal
5EDMAles Hemsky - Save
6SJSDan Boyle - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDEdmonton OilersSan Jose Sharks
1Sam GagnerJoe Pavelski
2Jordan EberleLogan Couture
3Ales HemskyDan Boyle
Three Stars of the Game
Shawn Horcoff
Shawn Horcoff
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 23:59
Logan Couture
Logan Couture
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 20:32
Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 10:50
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:48SJS Douglas Murray  Interference against  Sam Gagner
10:11SJS Dan Boyle  Tripping against  Jordan Eberle
18:52SJS Andrew Desjardins  Roughing against  Ryan Jones
18:52EDM Ryan Jones  Roughing against  Andrew Desjardins
2nd Period
02:36SJS Martin Havlat  Misconduct (10 min)
02:36SJS Martin Havlat  Unsportsmanlike conduct
02:36SJS Martin Havlat  Interference against  Taylor Hall
10:00EDM Nick Schultz  Interference against  Logan Couture
18:31SJS Tommy Wingels  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
06:12EDM Ryan Whitney  Interference against  TJ Galiardi
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/21/5
Faceoff Wins3831
Blocked Shots1715
Penalty Minutes226
3D. MurrayD0011217:54
5J. DemersD0010021:10
7B. StuartD0010021:47
8J. PavelskiC0000017:52
9M. HavlatR01011412:13
10A. DesjardinsL0001211:32
12P. MarleauL0004021:18
15J. SheppardC000108:04
19J. ThorntonC0104019:23
21T. GaliardiL0110014:33
22D. BoyleD01-14221:20
23S. GomezC0100012:51
37A. BurishR0001012:07
39L. CoutureC20-16020:32
44M. VlasicD0014024:06
52M. IrwinD00-22021:08
57T. WingelsC1001216:13
88B. BurnsD00-14015:28
31A. Niemi2427.88964:53
2J. PetryD0000025:12
4T. HallL0002022:20
5L. SmidD0012021:11
6R. WhitneyD01-10220:22
10S. HorcoffC1012023:59
13M. BrownR00-1206:49
14J. EberleR0012017:39
15N. SchultzD0121219:19
19J. SchultzD0011025:25
28R. JonesL1012210:50
37L. PetrellL010009:34
45M. FistricD00-20014:38
56T. HartikainenC000004:15
64N. YakupovR01-11014:54
83A. HemskyR0005020:11
89S. GagnerC1004022:28
91M. PaajarviL00-12021:35
94R. SmythL00-11014:41
40D. Dubnyk3134.91265:00