Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blues - 12/10/2011

Saturday, 12.10.2011 / 9:47 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blues - 12\/10\/2011


With the Sharks and the Blues set to face each other on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, here are the links you need to read before the game:

MURRAY, VANDERMEER OUT AGAIN AND NEW LINE COMBOS?
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reporting it will be Antti Niemi in goal for the Sharks against Brian Elliott for the Blues, and possible line combinations for Saturday night's game in St. Louis.
Working the Corners ]

SHARKS MORE 'ENGAGED' ON THE ROAD?
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock's assessment of San Jose's play on the road this season. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Corey Masisak previews Saturday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

PODCAST PREVIEW
Sharks Radio play-by-play broadcaster with tonight's podcast preview, including audio quotes from both Joe Thornton and David Perron about facing each other for the first time since last season.
[ Sharks Podcast Player ]

THORNTON HAPPY FOR PERRON'S RETURN
St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Dan O'Neill reports on the Thornton-Perron storyline, including some interesting quotes with then Sharks forward now Blues forward Scott Nichol on his take of the situation.
[ STLtoday.com ]

CHEECHOO UPDATE AND AVENGING AN EARLY SEASON LOSS
Former Sharks right wing Jonathan Cheechoo, now with the Blues organization in Peoria (AHL), leads the Rivermen in shots and is their third-leading scorer with 19 points in 25 games.
[ FearTheFin.com ]

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 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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