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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 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 50 31 17 2 155 115 64
5 SJS 50 27 17 6 139 135 60
6 WPG 51 26 17 8 142 132 60
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 50 27 20 3 144 129 57
9 LAK 49 21 16 12 134 132 54
10 DAL 49 23 19 7 157 159 53
11 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 49 17 26 6 113 168 40
14 EDM 50 13 28 9 115 166 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 50 25 18 11 43
L. Couture 50 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 46 11 30 2 41
B. Burns 50 11 25 -4 36
P. Marleau 50 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 50 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 49 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 44 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 21 11 5 .914 2.51
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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