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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 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 64 31 25 8 179 181 70
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 64 32 27 12 59
L. Couture 64 21 33 0 54
J. Thornton 60 12 41 -2 53
B. Burns 64 16 31 -3 47
P. Marleau 64 15 31 -16 46
T. Wingels 57 13 16 -3 29
T. Hertl 64 10 15 -1 25
J. Braun 53 1 19 3 20
M. Vlasic 59 7 12 11 19
M. Nieto 54 4 13 -10 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 17 7 .912 2.62
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .904 2.66
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