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Game Day Blog - Blue Jackets @ Sharks - 1/31/2012

Tuesday, 01.31.2012 / 3:03 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Blue Jackets @ Sharks - 1\/31\/2012


With the Sharks and the Blue Jackets set to face each other on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

CLOWE OUT, BURNS RETURNS FOR 500TH CAREER GAME
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that alternate captain Ryane Clowe is out of the lineup while he continues to recover from a facial injury.
[ SharksTV ]

CLOWE COULD RETURN THURSDAY AGAINST DALLAS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Clowe could return as early as Thursday night against the Stars, and that defenseman Jason Demers is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury.
[ Working the Corners ]

STARTING THE SECOND HALF
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting on what the Sharks must do to get back to game action after a week-long break for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

HAVLAT UPDATE
Pollak filed a second blog reporting on right wing Marty Havlat's progress after surgery earlier this season, forward John McCarthy recalled from Worcester and it will be a battle between San Jose's Antti Niemi and Columbus' Steve Mason in goal tonight.
[ Working the Corners ]

GAME NO. 50 FOR BLUE JACKETS
Columbus Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline reports on a wild week in Columbus and how interim head coach (and former San Jose assistant) Todd Richards plans on attacking the season's final 33 games.
[ Blue Jackets Xtra ]

COLUMBUS THE NEXT STOP FOR ALL-STARS
In case you missed this past weekend's coverage of the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, it was announced on Saturday that the city of Columbus will be hosting the 60th National Hockey League All-Star Game on Jan. 26-27, 2013.
[ BlueJackets.com ]

SHARKS AND BLUE JACKETS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Davis Harper previews Tuesday night's game, 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 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 66 41 18 7 196 162 89
3 STL 64 40 19 5 198 162 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 MIN 64 35 22 7 181 164 77
6 VAN 64 36 24 4 184 176 76
7 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
8 CGY 64 35 25 4 182 165 74
9 LAK 64 31 21 12 175 167 74
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 65 29 26 10 203 215 68
12 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
13 ARI 65 21 37 7 142 220 49
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 65 32 28 14 60
L. Couture 65 22 33 1 55
J. Thornton 61 12 43 1 55
B. Burns 65 16 32 -1 48
P. Marleau 65 15 33 -14 48
T. Wingels 58 13 16 -3 29
T. Hertl 65 10 15 -1 25
M. Vlasic 60 8 12 14 20
M. Nieto 55 6 14 -8 20
J. Braun 54 1 19 7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 25 17 7 .913 2.61
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .904 2.66
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