San Jose's losing streak reached 11 games when Rick Tocchet scored twice to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the first-year Sharks Thursday night at Philadelphia.
The Sharks (1-13) have not won since beating the Calgary Flames in their third game of the season.
Flyer goaltender Ron Hextall won for the first time since last Feb. 24. He was 0-1-1 this season and was making his first appearance after sitting out a six-game suspension.
Hextall, playing his first game since Oct. 6, stopped 25 shots.
"I didn't feel good, but I made the saves I had to," he said. "I didn't feel extremely sharp."
Tocchet opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 11:16 of the first period.
Murray Craven's tip-in of Dan Quinn's wrist shot from the left point at 17:33 made it 2-0. Keith Acton made it 3-0 at 8:22 of the second period when he converted Mike Ricci's pass from the left wing for his first goal of the season.
Link Gaetz ended Hextall's bid for a shutout at 10:27 with his second goal of the season.
Tocchet's second goal of the night, a tip-in of Terry Carkner's point drive at 13:49, also came on the power play. The Flyers came into the game with the NHL's worst power play, having scored three times in 51 advantages.