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Gameday Blog: Sharks at Oilers 2/9

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by Ann Frazier /

Welcome to the Gameday Blog, which will be updated throughout the day with news, lineup information, videos, and tweets.

Tonight the San Jose Sharks continue their Western Canada road trip, facing off against another Albertan team: the Edmonton Oilers. 

The Sharks are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Pacific-leading Calgary Flames. Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, and Evander Kane all registered three point games, with both Hertl and Kane scoring two goals apiece. Brent Burns became just the seventh defenseman in NHL history to record 50 assists in 55 games or fewer. 

This is the fourth time the Sharks and Oilers are facing off this season, and the Sharks are looking to make it their fifth straight win over Edmonton. The last time these two teams played, the Sharks won 7-2, with Erik Karlsson, Evander Kane, Jones Donskoi, Timo Meier, and Brent Burns all recording multi-point games. 

Only two points behind the Flames for the Pacific Division lead, the Sharks will look to stay hot tonight and hold off the Oilers as they battle with seemingly the entire conference for the final Wild Card spot. 

Sharks fans can tune into tonight's game on NBCSCA. In addition, Sharks fans can listen on 98.5 KFOX or the Sharks radio network, or tune in on the Sharks + SAP Center app. 

Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.

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