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

Friday, 12.09.2011 / 4:11 PM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp


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
Find me on Twitter @Bakes_Jamie13

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 24 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 24 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 24 8 11 -1 19
B. Burns 24 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 24 6 12 -5 18
T. Wingels 24 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 24 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 23 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 24 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 24 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 7 3 .917 2.49
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