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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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 ]



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AWAY
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STANDINGS

PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
2 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
3 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
4 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
5 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
6 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
7 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 53 25 27 17 52
J. Thornton 53 12 35 16 47
B. Burns 53 18 28 -13 46
P. Marleau 53 17 18 -17 35
J. Ward 51 15 17 -11 32
M. Vlasic 50 7 23 8 30
T. Hertl 52 10 16 4 26
J. Donskoi 48 9 16 2 25
J. Braun 51 1 17 8 18
L. Couture 23 5 12 4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 25 15 3 .915 2.38
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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