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

Saturday, 01.21.2012 / 11:39 AM
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 ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
7 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 34 17 15 2 98 92 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 33 13 15 4 28
J. Thornton 33 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 33 15 12 4 27
P. Marleau 33 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 33 9 16 -1 25
T. Wingels 33 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 33 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 33 1 11 7 12
J. Sheppard 27 4 6 0 10
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 13 7 3 .918 2.45
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