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Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks Game Thread

Oilers can keep Pacific Division title dreams alive with a win tonight and a Ducks loss vs. Chicago

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The Edmonton Oilers are going to the playoffs. This, we know for sure. They’ve still got their sights set on winning the Pacific Division. They’ll need to win their next three games and get a little help from Chicago tonight versus the Ducks.

Tonight, the Oilers will face a Sharks club that’s missing Joe Thornton and Logan Couture. Can the Oilers get back into the win column?

How To Tune In

Time: 8:30 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

The Oilers look to get a little bit closer to the Ducks with a victory against the Sharks tonight. Edmonton will need the Blackhawks to take care of the Ducks tonight, as an Oiler win with a Ducks loss will bring the Oilers to within two points of Anaheim.

What to Watch For From The Sharks

From Fear The Fin

Martin Jones gets back in between the pipes while both Joe Thornton and Logan Couture remain sidelined due to injury. Both Thornton and Couture are skating again, which is good news for a San Jose club that can’t expect to go far in the playoffs without them.

The Oilers have to defeat a Sharks team without Joe Thornton and Logan Couture. It is written. So be it.

Final Thought

The Sharks are hampered by the loss of Joe Thornton and Logan Couture to their lineup. Cam Talbot wins #41 this year and sets a single-season record for goalie wins in Edmonton. The Blackhawks defeat the Ducks, making it ever the more interesting for the Oilers. You can trust me. I’m a doctor.