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

Saturday, 01.14.2012 / 9:33 AM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp


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 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Marleau 3 3 2 4 5
J. Pavelski 3 1 4 3 5
M. Nieto 3 1 3 4 4
J. Thornton 3 2 1 0 3
B. Burns 3 2 1 0 3
T. Hertl 3 2 1 -1 3
M. Vlasic 3 1 2 2 3
L. Couture 3 1 2 5 3
D. Boyle 3 0 3 0 3
J. Sheppard 3 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 3 0 0 .912 2.58
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