- The Washington Times - Friday, April 3, 2009

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (AP) - Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves for his 40th victory of the season, and Jonathan Cheechoo and Dan Boyle scored in the NHL-leading San Jose Sharks’ 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Nabokov improved to 40-9-8 and helped the Sharks push their points total to 113 _ three more than Eastern Conference leader Boston and six ahead of Detroit.

Sam Gagner scored for Edmonton, tied for 10th in the Western Conference.

Cheechoo opened the scoring at 52 seconds of the first period, and Boyle made it 2-0 on a power-play at 8:16 of the second.

Gagner scored on a power play with 1:42 left in the second.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Sharks 2, Oilers 1. SUBS 2nd graf to correct to three-point lead over Boston.)

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