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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Canucks - 1/21/2012

Saturday, 01.21.2012 / 8:39 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Canucks - 1\/21\/2012


With the Sharks and the Canucks set to face each other on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, here are the links you need to read before the game:

VANDERMEER ACTIVATED, WINGELS TO IR, McCARTHY RECALLED
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on San Jose's busy morning of roster moves. The team activated defenseman Jim Vandermeer of injured reserve, placed forward Tommy Wingels on IR, assigned forward Frazer McLaren and recalled forward John McCarthy from Worcester. Got all of that?.
[ Sharks Talk ]

LINE COMBINATIONS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Wingels will be out at least through the All-Star break and how the Sharks auditioned players to replace Wingels on San Jose's top line.
[ Working the Corners ]

FINDING THE POWER PLAY SOLUTION
From Saturday morning's print edition, Pollak talks with Sharks head coach Todd McLellan on finding a solution to San Jose's recent power play struggles.
[ Mercury News ]

CANUCKS NOT WORRIED ABOUT SLOW STARTS
NHL.com correspondent Kevin Woodley reports with comments from Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault about Vancouver's recent starts. Vigneault pointed out that prior to the last two contests, Vancouver had scored the first goal in their previous 10 games.
[ At the Rink Blog ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Canucks.com writer Daniel Fung highlighted Sharks forward Logan Couture and Canucks forward Alex Burrows as the players to watch and presents his scouting report on San Jose. He reports that Saturday's matinee will be the 94th all-time meeting between the two teams with Vancovuer holding the series edge 46-34-13.
[ Canucks.com ]

SHARKS AND CANUCKS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Hunter previews Saturday's matinee meeting, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - ANA 79 50 22 7 232 217 107
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 SJS 77 38 30 9 217 216 85
11 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
12 COL 77 35 30 12 207 218 82
13 EDM 77 23 41 13 186 260 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 77 36 32 11 68
L. Couture 77 26 38 -2 64
J. Thornton 73 14 48 -4 62
B. Burns 77 16 42 -4 58
P. Marleau 77 18 36 -16 54
T. Wingels 70 15 20 -4 35
T. Hertl 77 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 67 8 17 -10 25
M. Karlsson 48 13 10 -1 23
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 8 7 2 .907 2.47
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