NHL: San Jose 7, Philadelphia 3

Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:16 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski notched a hat trick to highlight a potent San Jose offensive assault that carried the Sharks over Philadelphia 7-3 Thursday.

It was the second career hat trick for Pavelski, who led the charge as San Jose came back from the Olympic break with a big win.

Raffi Torres and Logan Couture each scored twice.

Alex Stalock turned aside 27 shots for the Sharks, who recorded a third straight victory.

Matt Read, Brayden Schenn and Andrej Meszaros each had a goal for the Flyers.

Steve Mason started in goal but was pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots.

Ray Emery stopped 11-of-14 the rest of the way.

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