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Hammer Time - 11/29/2012

Thursday, 11.29.2012 / 8:37 AM
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Hammer Time - 11\/29\/2012


American Thanksgiving was last week, which was strange for me because it was a few weeks after Canadian Thanksgiving. This was my first Thanksgiving in America. It's a bigger holiday here than in Canada with most stores closed and football on TV all day. Most of the team gathered for a dinner that was put together by some of the players' wives and girlfriends. I think all the boys would agree that they did a great job with the meal. Although I did not get to spend Thanksgiving with my family for the first time, it is nice that we have such a close team in Worcester that gets together for nights like this.

We had another good weekend last weekend. Although we didn't fare to well against Syracuse who are the defending champs. We won two important divisional games. First, we had a great comeback win in Manchester. It was a pretty exciting and emotional game and I was glad to get the winner in OT. Our next game was a bit crazy. Against the Portland Pirates, there were 15 fighting majors. The game really showed our team's character. It's good to know that a lot of guys on the team are willing to stand up for one another. Plus, the Worcester Sharks ended up trending on twitter... over the Notre Dame vs. USC football game that night! Even though I'm not on twitter, that was pretty cool.

This weekend we have another three in three, all on the road. We play Portland, Bridgeport, and Providence. Hopefully we can keep on rolling!

As always, feel free to send in any questions you have for me or the Sharks as we continue our season.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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