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Game Day Blog - Stars @ Sharks - 12/8/2011

Thursday, 12.08.2011 / 2:05 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Stars @ Sharks - 12\/8\/2011


With the Sharks and the Stars set to face each other on Thursday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

MURRAY MISSES HIS SECOND STRAIGHT, WHITE RETURNS TO THE LINEUP
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defensemen Douglas Murray and Jim Vandermeer would not be available for Thursday's game against the Stars. Colin White returns to the lineup.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with left wing Brad Winchester, who will start tonight skating on San Jose's top line with captain Joe Thornton and good friend Joe Pavelski.
[ SharksTV ]

SPECIAL TEAMS FLOUNDERING?
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports from the morning skate on Thursday's lineup changes and McLellan's thoughts on San Jose's recent play on special teams.
Working the Corners ]

RIVALRY RENEWED, UNTIL REALIGNMENT
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on the budding Sharks-Stars rivalry that has just five remaining meetings, the first of three this season at HP Pavilion coming tonight, before conference realignment kicks in for the 2012-13 NHL campaign. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS
The affable Stars TV analyst Daryl Reaugh, now of 'Hockey Night in Canada' fame, blogs on the only thing he'll miss about the Pacific Division after realignment: the San Jose Sharks and their crack Media Relations staff.
[ Razor with an Edge ]

'ABRASIVE' ADDITION
Chris Lomon of NHLPA.com's feature from Wednesday on Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.
[ NHLPA.com ]

SHARKS AND STARS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Matthew Mankiewich previews Thursday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

MORROW, GOLIGOSKI ACTIVATED OFF IR
Dallas has activated captain Brendan Morrow and defenseman Alex Goligoski off injured reserve after missing six and 11 games, respectively.
[ DallasStars.com ]

FISTRIC SUSPENDED, BARCH TRADED
Goligoski's return will certainly help offset the loss of defenseman Mark Fistric, who was suspended by the NHL for three games for a charging incident last Saturday against the New York Islanders. In other news enforcer Krys Barch, who fought both Jim Vandermeer and Ryane Clowe back on Nov. 19, was traded to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday.
[ ESPNDallas.com ]

STAR GAZING
The Dallas Stars Media Relations department offers their five things to watch for on Thursday night.
[ DallasStars.com ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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