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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 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 49 25 18 9 43
L. Couture 49 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 45 10 29 0 39
B. Burns 49 11 25 -5 36
P. Marleau 49 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 49 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 48 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 43 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 11 5 .911 2.58
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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