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Game Day Blog - Senators @ Sharks - 1/19/2012

Thursday, 01.19.2012 / 10:38 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Senators @ Sharks - 1\/19\/2012


With the Sharks and the Senators set to face each other on Thursday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

DESJARDINS IN, CLOWE OUT
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told members of the media that left wing Ryane Clowe will again be out of the lineup and that he expects center Andrew Desjardins to return after missing two games to injury.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky spoke with rookie forward Tommy Wingels about playing on a line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski and scoring his first career NHL goal in his hometown of Chicago.
[ SharksTV ]

NIITTYMAKI ON ANOTHER CONDITIONING ASSIGNMENT
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Sharks goaltender Antero Niittymaki is on another conditioning assignment with the Worcester Sharks, San Jose's AHL affiliate. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch for' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

McLELLAN FACES FAMILIAR FOE IN MacLEAN
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on an interesting matchup off the ice, pitting two former Detroit assistant coaches against one another. Sharks head coach Todd McLellan and Senators coach Paul MacLean won a Stanley Cup together in 2008 as assistant coaches on Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock's staff.
[ Working the Corners ]

MURRAY NAMED FOURTH HARDEST HITTER
In one of their recent player polls, Sports Illustrated asked 193 NHL players who they thought was hockey's hardest hitter. Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray checked in at No. 4. Do you agree with the players' poll?
[ SI.com ]

SHARKS AND SENATORS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Hunter previews Thursday 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 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 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. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
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