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

Saturday, 12.3.2011 / 11:10 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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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 ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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