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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 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 23 13 8 2 73 64 28
6 LAK 22 11 6 5 60 53 27
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 WPG 23 11 9 3 49 53 25
9 MIN 20 12 8 0 58 44 24
10 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 COL 22 8 9 5 57 70 21
13 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 23 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 23 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 23 8 11 0 19
B. Burns 23 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 23 6 12 -4 18
T. Wingels 23 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 23 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 22 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 23 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 23 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 3 .915 2.58
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