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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Maple Leafs - 2/23/2012

Thursday, 02.23.2012 / 11:38 AM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Maple Leafs - 2\/23\/2012

With the Sharks and the Maple Leafs set to face each other on Thursday night in Toronto, here are the links you need to read before the game:

NIEMI vs. REIMER, McGINN ON PLAYING AT ACC
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that it's Antti Niemi against James Reimer in goal and talks with Jamie McGinn about playing his first NHL game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
[ Working the Corners ]

MITCHELL BACK AFTER ONE-GAME HIATUS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that forward Torrey Mitchell is likely to return to the lineup against the Maple Leafs, citing Dominic Moore's injury from Tuesday night's loss in Columbus. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

LEAFS' WILSON FACES FORMER SQUAD
Leafs beat writer James Mirtle looks at tonight's matchup between two teams struggling to stay in the playoff picture, compares their situations, and touches on the Ron Wilson-San Jose Sharks connection as the Toronto head coach faces his former squad.
[ The Globe and Mail ]

LIGHT DAY OF PRACTICE FOR TORONTO
The Star sports reporter Bob Mitchell reports that the Maple Leafs opted for a lighthearted practice on Wednesday, changing up their usual practice routine in lieu of some team-building style scrimmages.
[ Toronto Star ]

SHARKS AND MAPLE LEAFS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Hunter previews Thursday night's 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 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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