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

Thursday, 12.15.2011 / 11:17 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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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

PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
2 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
3 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
4 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
5 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
6 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
7 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 53 25 27 17 52
J. Thornton 53 12 35 16 47
B. Burns 53 18 28 -13 46
P. Marleau 53 17 18 -17 35
J. Ward 51 15 17 -11 32
M. Vlasic 50 7 23 8 30
T. Hertl 52 10 16 4 26
J. Donskoi 48 9 16 2 25
J. Braun 51 1 17 8 18
L. Couture 23 5 12 4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 25 15 3 .915 2.38
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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