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

Saturday, 01.14.2012 / 9:33 AM
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

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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