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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 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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