Sharks' offense explodes in series-leveling rout of Oilers


Published 12:46 a.m. ET April 19, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago

SAN JOSE (AP) — Joe Pavelski took just 15 seconds to end San Jose’s two-game scoring drought. Once that first puck went in, a bushel of goals followed.

Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice and the Sharks rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion, beating the Edmonton Oilers 7-0 on Tuesday night to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

“We were just ready,” Pavelski said. “Everyone was ready. We’ve been there. … There weren’t really any lapses in our game.”

After being throttled by the younger and faster Oilers the past two games, the Sharks went back to the same successful formula that carried them to the Stanley Cup Final a year ago.

Pavelski scored on a pair of deflections, the previously dormant power play scored four times and San Jose held Connor McDavid off the scoresheet for the second straight game. Now they will try to…

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