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

Friday, 02.10.2012 / 11:07 AM PT
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 ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 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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