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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Wild - 2/26/2012

Sunday, 02.26.2012 / 1:39 PM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Wild - 2\/26\/2012


With the Sharks and the Wild set to face each other on Sunday afternoon, here are the links you need to read before the game:

SHARKS VS WILD
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak checks in with a pregame update before today's game in Minnesota.
[ Working the Corners ]

SHARKS ROAD TRIP RECAP
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on the Sharks loss to the Predators on Saturday night, and what need to do to improve their play if they want to hold on to a playoff spot.
[ Sharks Talk ]

NEW FACES IN THE WILD LOCKER ROOM
Star Tribune beat writer Michael Russo reporting on the three new players in the lineup tonight for the Wild, who will have used 42 skaters this season -- breaking the team record of 40 used in 2009-10.
[ Russo's Rants ]

KURTIS FOSTER AND STEPHANE VEILLEUX GLAD TO BE BACK
St. Paul Pioneer Press beat writer Bruce Brothers reporting on the Friday night trade with New Jersey that brought the two former Wild players back to Xcel Energy Center.
[ Pioneer Press ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Minnesota Wild writer Glen Andresen reports that the trio of Foster, Veilleux, and Palmieri will be in the lineup tonight while Nicklas Backstrom will get the start in net.
[ wild.com ]

SHARKS AND WILD PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Davis Harpers previews Sunday afternoon's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 33 22 9 2 102 67 46
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
7 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 32 11 13 8 83 100 30
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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