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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 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
3 NSH 74 45 21 8 211 178 98
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 73 43 26 4 211 195 90
7 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
8 WPG 74 38 24 12 207 195 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 73 35 30 8 201 206 78
12 COL 73 33 28 12 196 205 78
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 73 35 31 11 66
J. Thornton 69 14 48 -3 62
L. Couture 73 23 35 -6 58
B. Burns 73 16 37 -4 53
P. Marleau 73 15 34 -19 49
T. Wingels 66 15 18 -5 33
T. Hertl 73 12 16 -3 28
M. Nieto 63 7 16 -11 23
M. Vlasic 68 8 14 10 22
M. Karlsson 44 13 8 -1 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 28 22 7 .914 2.60
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .903 2.65
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