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

Saturday, 01.7.2012 / 12:05 PM PT
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
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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