Pavelski racked up an even-strength goal, a power-play goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 7-0 Game 4 win over the Oilers. Pavelski opened the scoring just 15 seconds in, ending a Cam Talbot shutout streak that had lasted more than two games. His power-play tally late in the second period came against backup goalie Laurent Brossoit and was one of four goals the Sharks scored with the extra man as the Oilers racked up 27 minutes in penalties. Pavelski remains the team's most dangerous forward coming off a 68-point regular season.
Pavelski was scratched from Saturday's regular-season finale against Calgary, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports. This is the first game he has not dressed for since Jan. 13, 2011, a streak of 495 games. Several other Sharks are getting the night off as well, so this has all the signs of a coach resting players in advance of the postseason.
Pavelski was scoreless with two blocked shots, a hit and two minor penalties in Saturday's 7-2 loss against the Predators. Pavelski was playing in his 800th NHL game, but it's not one he will want to watch on video. The veteran has no goals and just one assist over his past six games. He and the other big guns for the Sharks have been shooting blanks lately, totaling just seven goals during their six-game losing streak.
Pavelski scored two goals -- one of which came on the power play -- in a 4-1 win over the visiting Sabres on Tuesday. Little Joe has been a man possessed lately, posting three two-goal games in his last five outings for a total of seven tallies and an assist during that span. Thanks to that run, Pavelski is now up to 28 goals and 63 points with 13 contests remaining, and if he keeps up the pace, he could conceivably come close to his 38 and 78 from 2015-16.
Pavelski scored a pair of goals and fired six shots on goal in Sunday's win over Dallas. Pavelski continues to be an absolute force for San Jose, bringing his point total up to 61. He appears destined to reach the 30-goal plateau for the fourth consecutive season and is a big reason why the Sharks currently sit third in the Western Conference standings. The 32-year-old was named the NHL's first star of the week, having piled on five goals in his last four games. You know what to do.
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