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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 34 22 7 5 99 90 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 33 13 15 4 28
J. Thornton 33 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 33 15 12 4 27
P. Marleau 33 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 33 9 16 -1 25
T. Wingels 33 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 33 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 33 1 11 7 12
J. Sheppard 27 4 6 0 10
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 13 7 3 .918 2.45
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