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

Friday, 12.23.2011 / 1:47 PM PT
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 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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