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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

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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