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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 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 23 13 8 2 73 64 28
6 LAK 22 11 6 5 60 53 27
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 WPG 23 11 9 3 49 53 25
9 MIN 20 12 8 0 58 44 24
10 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 COL 22 8 9 5 57 70 21
13 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 23 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 23 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 23 8 11 0 19
B. Burns 23 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 23 6 12 -4 18
T. Wingels 23 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 23 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 22 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 23 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 23 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 3 .915 2.58
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