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Game Day Blog - Avalanche @ Sharks - 12/15/2011

Thursday, 12.15.2011 / 2:17 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Avalanche @ Sharks - 12\/15\/2011


With the Sharks and the Avs 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, VANDERMEER REMAIN DAY-TO-DAY, IRWIN AVAILABLE
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defensemen Douglas Murray and Jim Vandermeer remain day-to-day with their injuries and rookie defenseman Matt Irwin is available should the Sharks need to use him in the lineup.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with captain Joe Thornton on what the team must do to snap their three-game winless streak.
[ SharksTV ]

SHARKS START STRING OF SIX AT HOME
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports from the morning skate on San Jose's special teams preparation, McLellan's message to his team on playing with pace and the possibility of seeing Irwin in the lineup.
Working the Corners ]

WORCESTER SHARKS MAKE CAMEO IN '24/7' DEBUT
Did you catch it? Worcester Sharks captain Mike Moore, forward James Livingston and goaltender Tyson Sexsmith each made cameos during Wednesday night's "24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic" on HBO. To read more about the first episode, NHL.com Editor-in-Chief Bob Condor with his review and his must see moments.
[ NHL.com ]

PUCK DADDY'S EPISODE 1 REVIEW
Editor Greg Wyshynski reviews the first installment of the four-episode HBO Sports series '24/7' on his Puck Daddy blog, complete with video clips. Wyshynski also has posted several other blogs on Episode 1.
[ Yahoo! Sports ]

VAN DER GULIK, BROPHEY IN FOR AVALANCHE
Denver Post writer Mike Chambers reporting forwards David Van Der Gulik and Evan Brophey will make their season debuts tonight against the Sharks.
[ Denver Post ]

CONCUSSIONS AT THE FOREFRONT
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz on the prevalence of concussions in the NHL and how they manifested in '24/7'. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 64 41 16 7 192 155 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 63 31 26 12 57
L. Couture 63 21 32 0 53
J. Thornton 59 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 63 16 30 -4 46
P. Marleau 63 14 31 -16 45
T. Wingels 56 13 15 -5 28
T. Hertl 63 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 52 1 19 2 20
M. Vlasic 58 7 11 10 18
M. Nieto 53 4 13 -10 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 17 7 .912 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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