Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Predators - 2/25/2012

Saturday, 02.25.2012 / 9:54 AM PT
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The Sharks and the Predators are set to face each other on Saturday night in Nashville. Here are the links you need to read before the game:

SHARKS LOOK TO STAY OUT OF THE BOX AGAINST PREDS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that San Jose's focus as of late has been staying disciplined and it will need to remain that way against the Predators, the third least penalized team in the league.
[ Working the Corners ]

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz provides his pre-game blog that touches on the positives from a 2-1 win in Toronto, a need for secondary scoring outside of the Sharks top forwards, and stats for Antti Niemi vs Pekka Rinne in the nets.
[ Sharks Talk ]

PREDATORS' WILSON HAS SEEN PRODUCTION SPIKE
The Tennessean reporter Mike Organ covers the progress of Predators forward Colin Wilson in his third season with the team where he is looking to produce at higher levels and not let the "highs" and "lows" get the better of him.
[ The Tennessean ]

SATURDAY IN SMASHVILLE
NashvillePredators.com breaks down the storylines, matchups, and provides analysis heading in to tonight's game between the Sharks and Predators in Nashville.
[ Predators.NHL.com ]

SHARKS AND PREDATORS PREVIEW
Deborah Francisco of NHL.com previews San Jose at Nashville with series history notes, each team's perspective, and stats.
[ SJSharks.com ]



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PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
2 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
3 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
4 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
5 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
6 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
7 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 53 25 27 17 52
J. Thornton 53 12 35 16 47
B. Burns 53 18 28 -13 46
P. Marleau 53 17 18 -17 35
J. Ward 51 15 17 -11 32
M. Vlasic 50 7 23 8 30
T. Hertl 52 10 16 4 26
J. Donskoi 48 9 16 2 25
J. Braun 51 1 17 8 18
L. Couture 23 5 12 4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 25 15 3 .915 2.38
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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