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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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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 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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