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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Hurricanes - 2/17/2012

Friday, 02.17.2012 / 11:07 AM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Hurricanes - 2\/17\/2012

With the Sharks and the Hurricanes set to face each other on Friday night in Raleigh, here are the links you need to read before the game:

PODCAST PREVIEW: GREISS GETS THE START
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky reports that it will be Thomas Greiss in goal, Douglas Murray will not play, and checks in from Raleigh with comments from the recently acquired Dominic Moore, defenseman Colin White and head coach Todd McLellan.
[ Sharks Radio Network ]

McLELLAN'S BLUNT ASSESSMENT, TRAVEL HICCUP FOR SHARKS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on Sharks head coach Todd McLellan's blunt comments following San Jose's 6-5 OT loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, and inclement weather in the Raleigh area forces the Sharks to stay an extra night in Tampa.
[ Working the Corners ]

COUTURE: MOORE IS 'DEFINITELY GOING TO HELP US'
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz recaps Thursday night's game in Tampa with additional info on Douglas Murray's precautionary trip to the hospital after taking a puck in the throat and comments from Logan Couture on the newest Shark.
[ Sharks Talk ]

FORMER SHARK JOSLIN MAY PLAY WING
News Observer writer Chip Alexander reports that Hurricanes defenseman (and former Shark) Derek Joslin may see time tonight on the fourth line at right wing. Joslin was drafted in the 5th round, 149th overall in 2005 by the Sharks and is a former Ottawa 67's teammate of Couture and Jamie McGinn.
[ The News & Observer ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
carolinahurricanes.com writer Michael Smith reports that Joslin will indeed play at wing and backup goaltender Justin Peters will start against the Sharks, his first start since a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Jan. 7, 2012.
[ Tracking the Storm ]

SHARKS AND HURRICANES PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Davis Harper previews Friday 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 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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