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

Wednesday, 12.21.2011 / 11:57 AM PT
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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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