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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Capitals - 2/13/2012

Monday, 02.13.2012 / 11:51 AM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Capitals - 2\/13\/2012

With the Sharks and the Capitals set to face each other on Monday night, here are the links you need to read before the game:

GREISS GETS THE CALL IN GOAL
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Thomas Greiss will start in net for the Sharks, facing the Capitals for the first time in his career. Opposite Greiss will be Washington's Michal Neuvirth.
[ Sharks Talk ]

HITCHCOCK TALKS OF RESPECT FACTOR FOR SHARKS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on postgame comments from Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock on his clubs "respect factor" for the Sharks.
[ Working the Corners ]

GORMLEY: 'CAPITALS GETTING NO RESPECT'
CSN Washington's Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley says being in 9th place in the Eastern Conference has its privileges, referencing that the Capitals will see a team's backup goaltender for the 21st time this season. A lack of respect for the Capitals, or back-to-back games for San Jose with a 710-mile flight overnight?
[ CSNWashington.com ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
WashingtonCaps.com senior writer Mike Vogel looks at Monday's matchup, discussing the two teams' only previous matchup this season, a 5-2 Sharks victory on Jan. 7, 2012 in San Jose.
[ WashingtonCaps.com ]

SHARKS AND CAPITALS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Compton previews Monday 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 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 65 41 17 7 193 178 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
12 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
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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