EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Steve Rucchin scored twice and Mikhail Shtalenkov made 26 saves as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 Friday night.

Jason Marshall and Doug Houda also scored for the Ducks, who moved within two points of San Jose for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Shtalenkov, who backstopped Russia to a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, earned his first shutout of the season.

Anaheim ended a two-game losing streak and beat Edmonton for the third time in four meetings this season.

Edmonton failed to score a goal despite being awarded 13 power-play opportunities.

The Mighty Ducks clicked on their first power play of the night moments after killing off two penalties.

Rucchin picked up a rebound in front of the net and swept a backhand shot through the legs of Edmonton goaltender Bob Essensa, who was making his second straight start.

A little more than two minutes later, Rucchin scored his second of the night by redirecting a shot from Scott Young.

Marshall added a power-play goal late in the third period and Houda scored a shorthanded empty-net goal to complete Anaheim's scoring.

Bill Guerin nearly broke Shtalenkov's shutout bid during a five-on-three power play late in the second period, but his wrist shot from the side of the net sailed over the crossbar.