Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Red Wings - 2/19/2012

Saturday, 02.18.2012 / 7:01 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Red Wings - 2\/19\/2012

With the Sharks and the Red Wings set to face each other on Sunday morning in Detroit, here are the links you need to read before the game:

MURRAY OUT AGAINST DETROIT, NIEMI IN GOAL?
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray will not play against the Red Wings on Sunday and that he's under the "distinct impression" that Antti Niemi will start in goal.
[ Working the Corners ]

POSSIBLE CHANGES ON DEFENSE
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that it's "very likely" that defenseman Jason Demers will be available for the Sharks on Sunday, hinting at the possibility of some lineup changes.
[ Sharks Talk ]

RED WINGS TAKE PRACTICE OUTDOORS FOR HWAA
Red Wings beat writer George Sipple reports that 2,000 fans showed up to watch Detroit's outdoor practice on Saturday at Clark Park. In helping celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America, the Red Wings organization accepted hockey equipment, canned food and cash donations for admission into the event.
[ Detroit Free Press ]

MacDONALD TO START AGAINST SHARKS
Red Wings beat writer Ansar Khan reports that goaltender Joey MacDonald will make his seventh consecutive start when the Red Wings face the Sharks on Sunday. Detroit is currently riding an NHL-record 22-game home winning streak that began back on Nov. 5, 2011.
[ MLive.com ]

SHARKS AND RED WINGS PREVIEW
The Associated Press previews Sunday's matinee 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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