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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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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