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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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 11 8 3 0 31 21 16
2 NSH 9 6 1 2 23 17 14
3 LAK 10 6 2 2 24 18 14
4 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
5 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
6 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
7 VAN 9 6 3 0 31 27 12
8 CGY 11 5 4 2 27 24 12
9 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
10 DAL 9 4 2 3 32 33 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Burns 12 4 9 0 13
P. Marleau 12 4 8 0 12
J. Pavelski 12 5 6 5 11
L. Couture 12 5 6 -1 11
J. Thornton 12 3 8 4 11
T. Wingels 12 5 3 -1 8
M. Nieto 12 1 4 2 5
J. Braun 12 0 4 4 4
M. Vlasic 12 2 1 7 3
T. Hertl 12 2 1 0 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 1 2 1 .924 2.22
A. Niemi 5 2 1 .921 2.67
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