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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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 ]



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STANDINGS

PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
2 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
3 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
4 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
5 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
6 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
7 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 51 25 26 17 51
B. Burns 51 18 26 -13 44
J. Thornton 51 11 33 16 44
P. Marleau 51 15 17 -17 32
J. Ward 49 15 16 -9 31
M. Vlasic 48 7 21 9 28
T. Hertl 50 10 16 5 26
J. Donskoi 46 8 15 0 23
J. Braun 49 1 17 9 18
C. Tierney 49 6 10 -8 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 24 15 3 .913 2.43
A. Stalock 3 5 1 .894 2.76
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