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Game Day Blog - Blackhawks @ Sharks - 2/10/2012

Friday, 02.10.2012 / 2:07 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Blackhawks @ Sharks - 2\/10\/2012


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

COACH, TEAM HAS CONFIDENCE IN NIEMI
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that Antti Niemi is 'due for a good game and we believe in him' when asked about his starting goaltender..
[ SharksTV ]

BOYLE RETURNS, NIEMI VS. CRAWFORD IN NET
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that defenseman Dan Boyle will return to the lineup after missing Wednesday night's contest against Calgary with the flu and touches on center Logan Couture quietly stringing together a nice points streak.
[ Working the Corners ]

SHUTTING DOWN 'CAPTAIN SERIOUS' AND 'CLARK KANE'
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on what the Sharks must do in order to shutdown a talented Blackhawks scoring attack headlined by captain Jonathan Toews and winger Patrick Kane.
[ Sharks Talk ]

STAYING POSITIVE
ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers talks with Towes about the Blackhawks' six-game losing streak and how the team has been trying to stay positive.
[ ESPN Chicago ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
The Blackhawks have listed defensemen Niklas Hjalmarsson and Steve Montador on their injury report, indicating they will not play tonight against the Sharks. Replacing them in the lineup will be Sami Lepisto and Dylan Olsen.
[ ChicagoBlackhawks.com ]

SHARKS AND BLACKHAWKS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer David Kalan previews Friday 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 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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