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Joe Pavelski skated on the Sharks' top line with Joe Thornton on Wednesday.

It's worth noting because there was some discussion of moving Pavelski to the third line to balance them out. He had 41 goals and 79 points in 82 games this season.

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The San Jose Sharks are considering using Joe Pavelski as the team's third-line center.

That's an unusual spot for a guy that scored 41 goals, but moving Pavelski might give the Sharks three strong scoring lines. In that scenario Tomas Hertl would probably be reunited with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns on the top line.

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Forward Joe Pavelski scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes in Phoenix Saturday night.

Both of Pavelski's goals were netted in the first period. Pavelski has had a first-rate season and has notched at least a point in seven of his team's final eight regular-season games. Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, his 23rd of the season. The Sharks entered the game locked into a first-round playoff series against the Kings, starting in the coming week, so the game against the Coyotes Saturday was merely a tuneup.

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Joe Pavelski had an assist in San Jose's 5-2 loss on Wednesday.

Pavelski has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. He now has 39 goals and 77 points in 80 contests this season.

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Joe Pavelski registered his 38th marker of the season in Saturday's loss to Colorado.

Pavelski heads into Saturday night's action ranked second in the league in goals and second in power-play markers (14). He has picked up four goals and two assists during a three-game point streak. Dan Boyle had the Sharks' other marker in the loss.

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Joe Pavelski scored a hat trick and added an assist for the Sharks in a 5-2 win against the Oilers Tuesday night.

It was the third hat trick of Pavelski's career; all have come this season. He now has 37 goals and 34 assists with plus-25 rating in 74 games this season. Patrick Marleau also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Joe Thornton and Brent Burns both added two helpers in the victory. Martin Havlat also scored for the Sharks.

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Joe Pavelski scored two goals and registered an assist in San Jose's 6-2 win over Toronto Tuesday night.

Pavelski continued his excellent season and he now has 34 goals and 31 assists with plus-24 rating in 66 games this season. Martin Havlat, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, while Joe Thornton added three helpers in the victory. Tommy Wingels also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while James Sheppard registered two assists in the win.

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Joe Pavelski had three assists in San Jose's 5-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Pavelski has excelled with three goals and five assists in his last five games. He's tied for 10th place in the NHL's scoring race with 62 points in 64 games this season.

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Joe Pavelski scored three second period goals for the Sharks en route to a 7-3 drubbing of the Flyers.

The hat trick gives Pavelski 33 markers on the season, good for second in the NHL behind only Alex Ovechkin. Logan Couture and Raffi Torres each netted a pair of tallies in the win while Patrick Marleau recorded two assists for the Sharks.

Joe Pavelski RW SAN 2 Months

Joe Pavelski netted a goal in Team USA's 3-2 win over Russia early Saturday morning.

It was a beauty. Pavelski fired home a one-timer on a bad angle via a slick Patrick Kane pass from one side of the ice to the other. The Sharks forward is centering the "top" line with James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel and has not looked out of place on the Olympic stage. The trio has been dangerous thus far in the tournament.