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Sharks Will Learn Playoff Opponent Tonight

The San Jose Sharks will face either the Anaheim Ducks or Edmonton Oilers in the playoffs

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

It has come down to the final day of the regular season, but the San Jose Sharks will finally learn their first round playoff opponent tonight.

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Locked into the third seed in the Pacific Division, there are two potential first round opponents for the Sharks: the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks. While the Sharks wrapped up their season last night, both the Oilers and the Ducks play their final games tonight.

The Anaheim Ducks host the Los Angeles Kings at 5:30PM tonight. If the Ducks win in any manner or earn a point against the Kings, they clinch the Pacific Division and the Sharks will face the Oilers in the first round.

If the Ducks fail to earn a point against the Kings, attention turns to the Oilers hosting the Vancouver Canucks at 6:00PM tonight. If the Oilers win in any manner over the Canucks, and the Ducks fail to earn a point against the Kings, the Oilers win the Pacific Division and the Sharks will face the Ducks in the first round. 

Either way, Sharks fans will have to wait for the final two games of the NHL season to learn where the team is heading to kick off the postseason

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