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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 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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