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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

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
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 NSH 22 15 5 2 62 45 32
3 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 23 6 14 3 51 78 15

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 24 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 24 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 24 8 11 -1 19
B. Burns 24 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 24 6 12 -5 18
T. Wingels 24 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 24 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 23 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 24 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 24 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 7 3 .917 2.49
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