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 ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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