Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blackhawks - 1/15/2012

Sunday, 01.15.2012 / 8:39 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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With the Sharks and the Blackhawks set to face each other on Sunday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:

McLELLAN'S VIEW OF BYERS' HIT
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak filed a report postgame on Saturday with comments by Sharks head coach Todd McLellan on the hit that knocked center Andrew Desjardins from the game.
[ Working the Corners ]

DESJARDINS FEELING 'FINE' AFTER THE GAME
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Desjardins felt fine after the game and noted that Columbus forward Dane Byers, who received a match penalty for intent to injure on the play, will face a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon.
[ Sharks Talk ]

HAWKS STRUGGLE WITH START AND FINISH AGAINST WINGS
ESPNChicago.com beat reporter Jesse Rogers with his recap of Chicago's 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday afternoon to the Detroit Red Wings. Chicago sent the game to overtime with 52 seconds remaining, but gave up the game-winner with 38 seconds left in overtime.
[ ESPNChicago.com ]

HAWKS/WINGS RIVALRY AT ITS BEST
CSN Chicago beat writer Tracey Myers reports on how the recent overtime games and Central Division standings have helped fuel the Chicago-Detroit rivalry.
[ Blackhawks Talk ]

SHARKS AND BLACKHAWKS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Compton previews Sunday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 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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