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Game Day Blog - Kings @ Sharks - 12/23/2011

Friday, 12.23.2011 / 4:47 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp


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

GOALIE SITUATION UPDATE
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that Antti Niemi will start in goal, Thomas Greiss will back up and will update the goalie situation after Christmas.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with Kings Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller about the San Jose vs. Los Angeles rivalry.
[ SharksTV ]

HAVLAT STOPS BY
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on Marty Havlat's recovery and comments from former Sharks head coach Darryl Sutter now holding the same position with the Kings.
[ Working the Corners ]

SUTTER RETURNS TO SAN JOSE
Kings head coach Darryl Sutter spoke with reporters on Friday morning about his first game back in San Jose and catching up with one of his former players in Owen Nolan.
[ SharksTV ]

NIITTYMAKI RECALLED
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting on the increasingly crowded crease in San Jose. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

HANDZUS DRAWING PRAISE
Kings beat writer Rich Hammond reports on McLellan's flattering comments about former Kings center, now Sharks center Michal Handzus.
[ LA Kings Insider ]

SHARKS AND KINGS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer John Kreiser 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 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 24 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 24 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 24 8 11 -1 19
B. Burns 24 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 24 6 12 -5 18
T. Wingels 24 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 24 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 23 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 24 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 24 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 7 3 .917 2.49
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