The San Jose Sharks appear eager to leave behind the memory of a rare first-round playoff exit last season.
Paced by some exciting young talent, the Edmonton Oilers might finally have a team capable of ending their lengthy postseason drought.
Both teams look to build on season-opening victories when the Sharks try to continue their recent road success against the Oilers on Tuesday night.
Patrick Marleau scored twice in the second period as San Jose recorded four answered goals in a 4-1 win at Calgary on Sunday. Though the Sharks fell behind while being outshot 16-9 in the first, they regrouped to score twice on the power play and take control over the final 40 minutes.
Antti Niemi finished with 31 saves for San Jose.
"That first period was a little bit of a shock, but after that the guys fell into it and you get into a rhythm,'' said Marleau, coming off his fourth straight season of at least 30 goals. "It's going to be a learning curve, a little bit of rus...