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 ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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