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Friday's Baker's Dozen - 12/9/2011

Friday, 12.9.2011 / 1:11 PM PT
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp
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Time for my weekly Baker’s Dozen.
  1. Brad Winchester big-timed his 4th line mates by playing on the top line with Jumbo and Pavs and responded by scoring a goal and being named the 1st star in the Dallas game. #BigTimeWinnie

  2. Realignment is set and assuming Phoenix is still in the same conference the Sharks will play 38 intra-conference games against the other seven teams. Four teams make the playoffs, four don’t. #PlayoffIntensityInRegularSeason

  3. Jamie McGinn has goals in three of the last four games, is second on the team in hits behind the Crankshaft and is establishing himself as a bona-fide 3rd liner in the NHL. #GinnerTurningHeads

  4. Minnesota in 29 games this year has given up 2 or less goals 18x and are 17-1-0 in those games. They give up 2.14 goals/game (3rd NHL) and score 2.45 goals/game (24th NHL). They are also 13-3-3 when being outshot. #SmokeAndMirrors_OR_RealDeal?

  5. Todd McLellan on changing the line combinations: “Sometimes when you move your lines around everybody gets a little bit of a wake-up call. They wonder ‘Why is he doing it to me? Why am I in this situation? How come I am not playing with that guy?” #HonestAnalysisComesWithTheTerritory

  6. The Bruins really went after Crosby when they played Pit last week. Ovechkin gets run over by Chris Neil from Ottawa. I remember the day when it was a severe no-no to run a superstar, which kind of makes sense because the fans pay top dollars to come see the superstars play. #OpenGameOnStarsInToday’sGame???

  7. BakesTakes13 looks at the two biggest goals of 2010: Crosby and Kane both scoring in OT, both left-handed shots, both releasing the puck from the bottom of the faceoff circle to the right of the goalie, both shooting low with a quick release, both making the goalie move laterally or changing the angle of their stick. #ScoringTips



  8. Twitter Quote of the Week. David Perron, @DP_57, before his first game back from his concussion: “Just got a very classy text from Joe Thornton wishing me good luck for tonight! He is a class act! Nap time and then game on!” #DittoThatAndGreatToSeeDP_57BackInAction

  9. I interviewed the great Rob Shick during the 2nd intermission of the Stars game. Shick, now retired and working with the NHL, spent 25 years as a referee in the NHL. He said that in the 1 referee system the referee skated the equivalent of 8 miles a game. It’s down to 6-7 miles in the 2 referee system. To hear the rest of the interview go to www.sjsharksradio.net/podcasts and click on TankTalk #ThanklessJobAndHaveToBeInGreatShape

  10. Teams that score first are 267-94-55 this year. That means the team that scores first:

    • Wins in regulation 64.2% of the time
    • Loses in regulation 22.6% of the time
    • Loses in overtime or the shootout 13.2% of the time
    • Gets a least 1 point 77.4% of the time

    #ScoringFirstStillMatters

  11. Drawing penalties, especially obstruction ones like hooking, holding, interference and tripping, requires skill and more importantly using your speed and/or size to establish body position, competing and going to the dirty areas. Here is a breakdown of the amount of penalties Sharks forwards have drawn this year (Total # of penalties drawn / # of obstruction penalties drawn):

    • Thornton 16/12
    • Pavelski 9/7
    • A. Murray 5/4, Clowe 5/4, Mitchell 5/3, Desjardins 5/3, McGinn 5/2
    • Havlat 4/3, Couture 4/2
    • Handzus 3/1
    • Winchester 2/2, Marleau 2/1

    Thornton and Pavelski combined have drawn 25 of the 65 penalties by forwards this year and 19 of the 44 obstruction penalties. #DrawingPenaltiesChangesMomentum

  12. In the ‘no-one cares but it’s kind of interesting’ category of statistics there was a plus/minus oddity in the Sharks-Wild game. Only one player from either team was a positive and only one player from either team was a minus in the game, both ex-Sharks playing for the Wild. Seto was -1 before leaving the game with a lower body injury and Staubitz ended the game +1. #CuriousityKilledTheCatButNotTheShark

  13. The holiday season was always my mom’s favorite time of year. December 1 meant the tree was up, the house was decorated and the Christmas music was playing. I always loved this time of year and it’s even more special since my mom passed away this past March. #IMissYouMom
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - ANA 79 50 22 7 232 217 107
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 SJS 77 38 30 9 217 216 85
11 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
12 COL 77 35 30 12 207 218 82
13 EDM 77 23 41 13 186 260 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 77 36 32 11 68
L. Couture 77 26 38 -2 64
J. Thornton 73 14 48 -4 62
B. Burns 77 16 42 -4 58
P. Marleau 77 18 36 -16 54
T. Wingels 70 15 20 -4 35
T. Hertl 77 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 67 8 17 -10 25
M. Karlsson 48 13 10 -1 23
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 8 7 2 .907 2.47
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