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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 22 13 4 5 60 54 31
2 STL 21 14 6 1 57 43 29
3 VAN 21 14 6 1 65 61 29
4 NSH 20 13 5 2 57 42 28
5 CGY 22 13 7 2 71 61 28
6 LAK 21 11 6 4 57 49 26
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
9 WPG 22 10 9 3 45 51 23
10 MIN 19 11 8 0 54 43 22
11 DAL 21 8 9 4 61 72 20
12 ARI 22 9 11 2 54 67 20
13 COL 21 7 9 5 53 67 19
14 EDM 21 6 13 2 49 74 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 23 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 23 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 23 8 11 0 19
B. Burns 23 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 23 6 12 -4 18
T. Wingels 23 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 23 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 22 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 23 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 23 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 3 .915 2.58
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