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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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