timberland bicester Edmonton Oilers lack bite in loss to San Jose Sharks
Kane had two assists and got away with a cross check to Matt Benning which spilled him into the end boards and helped with the first San Jose goal in their 5 2 victory.
Aberg blended in with the rest of the struggling Oilers, especially in the second when San Jose scored four times, but he did set up Jesse Puljujarvi with a tidy pass for the Finn first goal in 16 games over five weeks in the third.
Pavelski, Justin Braun, Timo Meier, who has 14 of his 16 goals since Dec. 1, and Logan Couture scored in the second frame and Chris Tierney into an empty net while Connor McDavid got his 13th goal in February in the game fourth minute.
After owning the first period, the Oilers collapsed in the second giving up 16 shots on Cam Talbot,
with Kane figuring in the first two. He drilled Benning from behind no response from any of his teammates then saw his 40 footer tipped by Pavelski to tie it. Then he had a hand in Braun long shot through traffic, starting the Sharks on their way.
Meier, who had eight shots, and Couture scored 83 seconds apart late in the second.
Meier shot glanced off Andre Sekera and behind Talbot, then after Milan Lucic, riding a 26 game scoring drought, rang one off the iron with the net wide open, Couture ripped one under the bar for his 17th goal in 28 career games against Edmonton.
McDavid bolted up the right side 4 and a half minutes in and beat Jones for his 28th goal.
ON THE BENCH: Adam Larsson played his 400th NHL game Oiler defenceman Kris Russell missed his second straight game with a bruised hand after blocking a shot (his league leading 185th) Oilers winger Zack Kasssian (leg) also scratched after playing just four minutes in Anaheim Sunday The NHL first black player Willie O 82 years young,
dropped the ceremonial first puck.