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

Tuesday, 01.10.2012 / 1:19 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Wild - 1\/10\/2012


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 ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
2 ANA 75 46 22 7 219 211 99
3 NSH 74 45 21 8 211 178 98
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 73 43 26 4 211 195 90
7 WPG 74 38 24 12 207 195 88
8 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
9 LAK 73 36 23 14 196 182 86
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 73 35 30 8 201 206 78
12 COL 73 33 28 12 196 205 78
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 74 22 44 8 154 246 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 73 35 31 11 66
J. Thornton 69 14 48 -3 62
L. Couture 73 23 35 -6 58
B. Burns 73 16 37 -4 53
P. Marleau 73 15 34 -19 49
T. Wingels 66 15 18 -5 33
T. Hertl 73 12 16 -3 28
M. Nieto 63 7 16 -11 23
M. Vlasic 68 8 14 10 22
M. Karlsson 44 13 8 -1 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 28 22 7 .914 2.60
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .903 2.65
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