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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 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 49 25 18 9 43
L. Couture 49 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 45 10 29 0 39
B. Burns 49 11 25 -5 36
P. Marleau 49 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 49 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 48 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 43 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 11 5 .911 2.58
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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