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Throwback Thursday: This week in 1997, Edmonton Oilers Curtis Joseph records first back-to-back shutouts in team history

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! 

This week in 1997 (Nov. 22), Curtis Joseph recorded back-to-back shutouts to become the first goalie in Edmonton Oilers history to do so.

The first shutout came on Nov. 20 when the Oilers paid a visit to the St. Louis Blues. CuJo stopped all 22 shots he faced as goals from Todd Marchant, Dan McGillis and Doug Weight propelled the Oilers to victory.

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Two night later, the Oilers paid visit to the Ottawa Senators where Joseph shut the door again. He stopped 26 shots and Mike Watt’s lone goal gave the Edmonton Oilers a 1-0 victory.

That 1997-98 season marked Joseph’s last in Edmonton as he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in July 1998 as a free agent.

Over three seasons in Edmonton, Joseph posted a 76-76-20 record with a .902 save percentage.

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