Game Day Blog - Lightning @ Sharks - 12/21/2011

Wednesday, 12.21.2011 / 2:57 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Lightning @ Sharks - 12\/21\/2011


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

FERRIERO'S CHANCE
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that recently recalled forward Benn Ferriero will "play in a top six role for a little while".
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with alternate captain Ryane Clowe about facing the Tampa Bay Lightning and a close friend in Lightning forward Teddy Purcell.
[ SharksTV ]

ATTACKING THE TAMPA TRAP
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on Benn Ferriero's recall, attacking the Tampa 1-3-1, and an update on Lightning forward Martin St. Louis.
[ Working the Corners ]

DEFENDING STAMKOS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting on how Coach McLellan plans to defend a sniper like Tampa's Steven Stamkos. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

ST. LOUIS RETURNS TO PRACTICE
Tampa forward Martin St. Louis returned to the rink to participate in his first on-ice practice since suffering facial and nasal fractures on Dec. 8 after being struck by an errant puck.
[ NHL.com ]

TAMPA RECALLS TWO
The Lightning recalled right wing JT Wyman (WIGH-muhn) and defenseman Evan Oberg from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League on Monday, both making the trip to San Jose.
[ TampaBayLightning.com ]

SHARKS AND LIGHTNING PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Matthew Mankiewich previews Wednesday 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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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