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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 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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