Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Coyotes - 2/4/2012

Saturday, 02.4.2012 / 10:37 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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With the Sharks and the Coyotes set to face each other on Saturday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:

NIEMI BACK IN GOAL
Mercury News writer Mark Emmons reports that goaltender Antti Niemi will return to action on Saturday night after a brief one-game absence after taking a puck during Wednesday's practice.
[ Working the Corners ]

ANNOUNCEMENT EXPECTED FROM FORMER SHARKS CAPTAIN
The San Jose Sharks will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 7, at which point Owen Nolan will make an announcement regarding the future of his hockey career. The media event at HP Pavilion will be carried live on sjsharks.com.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

POWER PLAY SURGING
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on a confident San Jose locker room and a surging Sharks power play. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
PhoenixCoyotes.com writer Dave Vest previews the game from the Coyotes point of view, including players to watch and key injuries.
[ NHL.com ]

SHARKS AND COYOTES PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Dave Lozo previews Saturday night's game, 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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