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Game Day Blog - Panthers @ Sharks - 12/3/2011

Saturday, 12.03.2011 / 2:10 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Panthers @ Sharks - 12\/3\/2011

Forward Chris Higgins faced the Sharks on Feb. 13, 2011 as a member of the Florida Panthers, then again in May 2011 during the Western Conference Final as a member of the Vancouver Canucks.

With the Sharks and the Panthers set to face each other on Saturday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before tonight's game:

GREISS GETS THE NOD
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that Thomas Greiss will get the start in net tonight.
[ SharksTV ]

STURM RETURNS TO SJ
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak spoke to former Shark Marco Sturm about playing against the team that drafted him.
[ Working the Corners ]

CLASSY CAPTAIN
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz with a great note on Sharks captain Joe Thornton sending Blues forward David Perron a good luck message in advance of his return to the lineup.
[ Sharks Talk ]

VERSTEEG BACK IN LINEUP
The South Florida Sun Sentinel writer Harvey Fialkov reporting that Panthers forward Kris Versteeg, injured on a check by former Shark Derek Joslin earlier in the week, will return to the lineup Saturday against San Jose.
[ Sun Sentinel Blogs ]

GET AWAY DAY FOR PANTHERS
Panthers conclude four-game road trip, game two of four-game homestand for Sharks. NHL.com's Brian Hunter preview's the matchup.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with alternate captain Ryane Clowe.
[ SharksTV ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 NSH 22 15 5 2 62 45 32
3 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 23 6 14 3 51 78 15

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 24 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 24 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 24 8 11 -1 19
B. Burns 24 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 24 6 12 -5 18
T. Wingels 24 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 24 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 23 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 24 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 24 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 7 3 .917 2.49
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