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

Saturday, 12.17.2011 / 9:43 AM PT
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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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