With just two games remaining in the Sharks 2017 regular season, anticipation is at its peak to see which opponent the team will face in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Two games on the NHL schedule for tonight could reveal that foe, depending on the results.
If the Anaheim Ducks, who face off against the Chicago Blackhawks at 7 p.m., win and the Sharks pick up two points against the Oilers (NBCSCA, 7:30 p.m.), then book your first round road trip tickets for Edmonton.
Also, if the Ducks get a point and the Sharks win in regulation, the Sharks again set their sights on the Oilers for a first round matchup.
If either of those conditional scenarios fail to trigger, we're back to where we started this day, waiting to see who the Sharks will play in the playoffs.