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

Monday, 02.13.2012 / 8:51 AM PT
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 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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