Game Day Blog - Canucks @ Sharks - 12/28/2011

Wednesday, 12.28.2011 / 2:01 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Canucks @ Sharks - 12\/28\/2011


With the Sharks and the Canucks 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:

MURRAY ACTIVATED OFF IR, EXPECTED TO PLAY
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defenseman Douglas Murray was expected to be in the lineup on Wednesday night against the Canucks.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with defenseman Douglas Murray about his return from injury and Wednesday's matchup against the Canucks.
[ SharksTV ]

REALIGNMENT BOOSTS RIVALRY
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on Murray's return, a special teams challenge, and rivalry boosted by realignment.
[ Working the Corners ]

HOMESTAND FINALE
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting on closing out the homestand and an interesting storyline surrounding Jamie McGinn and the Canucks. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS AND CANUCKS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Davis Harper previews Wednesday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
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 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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