Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Lightning - 2/16/2012

Thursday, 02.16.2012 / 8:09 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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With the Sharks and the Lightning set to face each other on Thursday night in Tampa, here are the links you need to read before the game:

NIEMI BACK IN GOAL, KUBINA OUT FOR TAMPA
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina will not dress against the Sharks -- or any other opponent -- while the organization looks to trade the veteran defenseman. He also noted that it will be Antti Niemi against Dwayne Roloson in goal.
[ Working the Corners ]

WINGELS ON SECOND LINE
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Tommy Wingels will start tonight's game alongside Logan Couture and Ryane Clowe on San Jose's second line.
[ Sharks Talk ]

STALOCK: THRILLED TO BE BACK ON THE ICE
Mercury news reporter Mark Emmons tracks Sharks goaltender Alex Stalock's rehabilitation, a journey that has taken him from Stockton, California back to Worcester, Massachusetts the season after a freak injury nearly ended his career.
[ Mercury News ]

SEXSMITH: A CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF
Sports writer Steve Ewen with a feature on Tyson Sexsmith -- the 2007 Memorial Cup winning goaltender with the Vancouver Giants and 2012 AHL All-Star Game starter from the Worcester Sharks -- on his stellar season.
[ The Province ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
TampaBayLightning.com writer Brittany Zion checks in with her 'What to Expect at the Game' blog, noting that Thursday night's game is Star Wars Night. All fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.
[ TampaBayLightning.com ]

YZERMAN HINTING AT MOVES TO COME
Tampa Bay Times beat writer Damian Cristodero reported in this morning's print edition that Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has been hinting at moving some players at the NHL's Trade Deadline at the end of this month.
[ tampabay.com ]

SHARKS AND LIGHTNING PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Matthew Mankiewich previews Thursday 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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