Sharks even series with 7-0 win over Oilers in Game 4

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer
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Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates after scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period in Game Four on April 18, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored two goals and the San Jose 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.

Pavelski scored on a pair of deflections, including one just 15 seconds into the game for the fastest playoff goal in team history, the previously dormant power play scored four times and San Jose held Connor McDavid off the score sheet for the second straight game. Now they will try to carry that over into Game 5 in Edmonton on Thursday night.

Patrick Marleau, Marcus Sorensen and David Schlemko also scored for San Jose, Brent Burns had three assists and Martin Jones made 23 saves for his fourth playoff shutout. It all added up to the most lopsided playoff win in Sharks history and biggest shutout win in the NHL in 10 years.

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