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

Thursday, 02.16.2012 / 11:09 AM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Lightning - 2\/16\/2012

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

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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