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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Wild - 1/10/2012

Tuesday, 01.10.2012 / 10:19 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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With the Sharks and the Wild set to face each other on Tuesday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:

SHARKS VISIT JABOLONSKI, McLELLAN'S ALL-STAR REACTION
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on four Sharks visiting a paralyzed high school hockey player, and Head Coach Todd McLellan's reaction to clinching the final All-Star Game coaching berth.
[ Working the Corners ]

BURNS' HOMECOMING, FORMER SHARKS ASSISTANT PROMOTED
Mercury News reporter Mark Emmons reports on defenseman Brent Burns' first trip back to Minnesota after an off-season trade to San Jose, and former Sharks assistant and former Wild head coach Todd Richards named interim head coach in Columbus.
[ Working the Corners ]

McLELLAN: ALL-STAR GAME IS 'ORGANIZATIONAL HONOR'
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on McLellan's second All-Star Game honors in three opportunities (no All-Star Game in 2010 due to the Winter Olympics). Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

BOUCHARD OUT WITH CONCUSSION-LIKE SYMPTOMS
Star Tribune beat writer Michael Russo reporting on Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who previously in his career missed more than a year with a concussion, is sidelined again with concussion-like symptoms.
[ Russo's Rants ]

WILD PLAYERS VISIT JABS
St. Paul Pioneer Press beat writer Bruce Brothers reporting on former Sharks forward Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi, along with Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck, also visiting Jablonski in the hospital.
[ Pioneer Press ]

HEATLEY ON PACE FOR 26 GOALS
Star Tribune writer Chip Scoggins reporting that Heatley is on pace for a 26-goal season, the same number of goals he scored with San Jose during the 2010-11 campaign.
[ Star Tribune ]

HOMEGROWN STAR CULLEN TO PLAY HIS 1,000TH
Star Tribune writer Kent Youngblood with a feature on Wild forward Matt Cullen and his journey to 1,000 NHL games. Neat comparison with Sharks broadcaster Bret Hedican, both native Minnesotans, played collegiate hockey at St. Cloud State Univeristy, won a Stanley Cup together in Carolina and both appeared in 1,000 games.
[ Star Tribune ]

GOC SENDS HIS FORMER COACH TO OTTAWA
By virtue of his two-point performance, former Sharks forward Marcel Goc helped send his coach from the 2008-09 season to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa. Goc's Panthers squad defeated the Canucks in regulation, 2-1, which resulted in the Sharks earning the highest percentage of available points in the Western Conference for games played through Jan. 9. McLellan will join forces with Rangers head coach John Tortorella.
[ Puck Daddy ]

SHARKS AND WILD PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Eric Goodman previews Tuesday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]



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STANDINGS

PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
2 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
3 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
4 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
5 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
6 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
7 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 82 19 63 25 82
J. Pavelski 82 38 40 25 78
B. Burns 82 27 48 -5 75
P. Marleau 82 25 23 -22 48
T. Hertl 81 21 25 16 46
J. Ward 79 21 22 -15 43
M. Vlasic 67 8 31 15 39
L. Couture 52 15 21 2 36
J. Donskoi 76 11 25 4 36
J. Braun 80 4 19 11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 37 23 4 .918 2.27
J. Reimer 6 2 0 .938 1.62
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