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 ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
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 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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