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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 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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