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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 ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 34 22 7 5 99 90 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 33 13 15 4 28
J. Thornton 33 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 33 15 12 4 27
P. Marleau 33 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 33 9 16 -1 25
T. Wingels 33 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 33 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 33 1 11 7 12
J. Sheppard 27 4 6 0 10
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 13 7 3 .918 2.45
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