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Last night's shutout was so nice, can the Oilers do it twice?

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oilers put together a big win in Anaheim last night.  They've got one more game before the NHL All-Star Break, and it's tonight in San Jose.

Can the Oilers enter All-Star Weekend with two wins in two nights?

How To Tune In

8:30 PM on Sportsnet West

What To Watch For From The Oilers

Cam Talbot turned aside 26 shots in last night's 4-0 shutout of the Ducks.  Normally I don't advocate going with the goalie for two straight nights, but the club's headed for the All-Star Break and I'm not 100% sold on Laurent Brossoit at the NHL level yet.  Can Talbot turn in another top performance?

What To Watch For From The Ducks

From Fear The Fin

The Sharks are 2-0 against the Oilers this season and can clinch the season series with a win against Edmonton tonight.  A win for Edmonton can move the Alberta squad into the tie for first place, though San Jose will hold a game in hand after playing its 50th game of the season.  It took a late tally from Patrick Marleau to give the Sharks their sixth straight victory on Tuesday and even with Hertl back in the lineup tonight I doubt the game will get much prettier.

Tomas Hertl is back after 31 games off with a knee injury.

Final Thought

Patrick Marleau is two goals away from 500.

Don't be that team, Oilers.