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

Thursday, 01.19.2012 / 1:38 PM
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 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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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