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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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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