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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

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 ]

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
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 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

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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