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


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 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 75 36 31 10 67
J. Thornton 71 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 75 24 37 -4 61
B. Burns 75 16 39 -5 55
P. Marleau 75 17 35 -17 52
T. Wingels 68 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 75 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 65 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
M. Karlsson 46 13 9 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 1 .902 2.60
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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