Sharks surge to their fifth straight

10 February 2019 08:51:37 EST

The San Jose Sharks picked up their second consecutive 5-2 victory on Saturday as they defeated the Oilers at the Rogers Place in Edmonton.

That's five wins on the bounce for the Sharks who have got the better of the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the Arizona Coyotes, the Winnipeg Jets, the Calgary Flames and the Oilers outscoring their opponents 23-14 in the process.

The winning streak has moved San Jose to within a point of the Flames in the Pacific Division and the Sharks now carry on to play the Canucks in Vancouver on Monday.

The Sharks are 10/11 to win the division with the Flames 5/6.

Kevin Labanc recorded his first career hat trick for San Jose and the Sharks take the season series over Edmonton with one game remaining between the two sides in early April.

Thursday San Jose will return home to the Shark Tank for the visit of the Capitals with the Canucks and the Boston Bruins to follow.

Over in Vancouver the Flames secured a regulation point before falling 4-3 to the Canucks.

Calgary has lost three of four and now continue their road swing against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday before carrying on to take on the Florida Panthers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Meanwhile the Vegas Golden Knights continue to lose ground to the Flames and the Sharks in the Pacific Division standings.

Saturday the Golden Knights fell 4-3 to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets in Las Vegas and trail the Sharks by seven points.

The Golden Knights are 4-6-0 in their last 10 outings and appear pretty locked in to third place in the Division.

The Sharks are 15/4 to win the Western Conference with the Flames 13/4 and the Golden Knights 28/5.

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