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Game Day Blog - Oilers @ Sharks - 12/17/2011

Saturday, 12.17.2011 / 12:43 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Oilers @ Sharks - 12\/17\/2011


With the Sharks and the Oilers set to face each other on Saturday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

NIEMI GETS ANOTHER START
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that goaltender Antti Niemi will be in net once again and talked about defending Edmonton's group of young and talented players.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with Logan Couture about facing friend Sam Gagner and how the Sharks can neutralize a dynamic Oilers attack.
[ SharksTV ]

BURNS ON 'AFTER HOURS' ON HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA
HNIC After Hours hosts Scott Oake and Daryl Reaugh go one-on-one with San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns. Read more on how to submit your questions and get interactive with After Hours.
[ CBC.ca ]

LINES STAYING THE SAME, UPDATE ON MURRAY
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz with an update on Douglas Murray's injury and continued recovery. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

OILERS REFOCUSING, PAAJARVI ASSIGNED TO OKC
Edmonton Journal writer Joanne Ireland checks in from San Jose with her story on a key Oilers road trip. Edmonton will be without forward Magnus Paajarvi, who was assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons on Friday.
[ Edmonton Journal ]

NIITTY STOPS 26 OF 27 IN WORCESTER DEBUT
San Jose Sharks goaltender Antero Niittymaki made the first start of his conditioning assignment to Worcester, helping the WSharks to a 5-1 victory over the Albany Devils. Worcester improved to 6-0-1 in the month of December.
[ SharksAHL.com ]

HOLIDAY VIDEO CONTINUES TO RECEIVE PRAISE
CBSSports.com writer Brian Stubits of the Eye on Hockey Blog with yet another sterling review of the Sharks Holiday Shopping Network video concept. Haven't seen the video yet? Check it out now on SharksTV.
[ CBSSports.com ]

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

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 62 31 25 12 56
L. Couture 62 21 32 2 53
J. Thornton 58 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 62 16 29 -3 45
P. Marleau 62 13 31 -14 44
T. Wingels 55 12 15 -5 27
T. Hertl 62 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 51 1 19 3 20
M. Vlasic 57 7 11 10 18
M. Karlsson 33 9 7 4 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 16 7 .913 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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