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


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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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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