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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 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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