Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blue Jackets - 1/14/2012

Saturday, 01.14.2012 / 6:33 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blue Jackets - 1\/14\/2012


With the Sharks and the Blue Jackets set to face each other on Saturday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:

GREISS GETS THE START, MORE ON THE GOALIES
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that goaltender Thomas Greiss will start against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night (goaltender Antti Niemi likely to start on Sunday night in Chicago against his former team), and other notes on the Sharks goaltending situation.
[ Working the Corners ]

TRADE DEADLINE PROCESS UNDERWAY
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz blogs on Sharks GM Doug Wilson's trade deadline strategy, revealed in part in an interview with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

JOHANSEN WILL REPRESENT BLUE JACKETS
Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen was among 12 rookies selected to participate at the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend. Johansen becomes the seventh Blue Jacket in team history selected to participate at the NHL All-Star Weekend.
[ BlueJackets.com ]

RICHARDS' HOME DEBUT
Columbus Dispatch writer Michael Arace reports on Blue Jackets interim coach Todd Richards' home debut, a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night, with some interesting parallels between the two organizations. Columbus has a rare set of back-to-back home games scheduled against the Coyotes and Sharks.
[ Blue Jackets Xtra ]

SHARKS AND BLUE JACKETS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Hunter 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 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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