Game Day Blog - Capitals @ Sharks - 1/7/2012

Saturday, 01.07.2012 / 3:05 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Capitals @ Sharks - 1\/7\/2012


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

ASSESSING THE SHARKS LINEUP
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan talked about the recent performance of Sharks right wing Torrey Mitchell and defenseman Justin Braun and facing a dangerous Washington Capitals squad.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic about facing a dynamic offensive team in the Capitals and defending Alexander Ovechkin.
[ SharksTV ]

MITCHELL RETURNS, BACKSTROM OUT
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Mitchell will return to the lineup, while Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom will miss Saturday's game.
[ Working the Corners ]

MATCHUPS TO WATCH
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting on key matchups to look out for, including Ovechkin's line against the Vlasic-Boyle pair and Niemi vs. Vokoun in goal.
[ Sharks Talk ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Capitals writer Mike Vogel and broadcaster John Walton preview Saturday night's matchup from the Washington perspective, including quotes from several Capitals players about their two-game West Coast swing.
[ Two-Man Advantage ]

SHARKS AND CAPITALS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Corey Masisak previews Saturday 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 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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