Its been a long March for San Jose, but they've already done enough to clinch their playoff spot long ago. Now they need to find some momentum before heading into the postseason, and they'll try to do that in Edmonton on Thursday night. The Sharks still have a shot at winning the Pacific division, currently down by two points to Anaheim thanks to the recent six-game skid. They're actually tied with the Oilers, who have also been hot at 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Puck drop is at approximately 9:00 PM Eastern time and the contest will be broadcast on NHL.tv, NBC Sports (CSN) California, and Sportsnet West in Canada.

Sharks (43-26-7, 93 points, 2nd Pacific)

San Jose has the tiebreaker over Edmonton due to winning two of the three matchups they've had so far this season. The Sharks were able to end a miserable losing streak by taking down the New York Rangers in a high-scoring affair, 5-4, that went into overtime. Their trip to Edmonton kicks off another long road trip where they hope things will go better than their last one that featured nothing but losses.

One person they'll be missing is center Logan Couture (52 pts), who will be sitting out for a total of three games after his mouth needed to be fixed. Center Micheal Haley (11 pts) will be back after serving a one-game suspension for illegal punching.

Oilers (42-25-9, 93 points, 3rd Pacific)

Edmonton comes into the contest winning seven of their last eight games. The offense has been on fire, scoring seven goals three different times in that stretch. One of those scoring barrages came against a Boston team that desperately needs the wins as they hang onto a wild card spot in the East entering Thursday night's play.

Defender Matt Benning (14 pts) had to sit out for the Oilers in his last game due to foot swelling, but he should be back in the mix for this contest. Andrej Sekera (35 pts) will look to have more success against the Sharks as he threw two in the back of the net in their last meeting on January 26th.

Due to San Jose's struggles, Edmonton find themselves as a -125 favorite at home in this contest. They're 7-1 in their last eight games overall.

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