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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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 21 12 4 5 58 53 29
2 NSH 20 13 5 2 57 42 28
3 CGY 22 13 7 2 71 61 28
4 STL 20 13 6 1 53 41 27
5 VAN 20 13 6 1 61 60 27
6 LAK 21 11 6 4 57 49 26
7 CHI 20 12 7 1 62 40 25
8 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
9 WPG 21 10 8 3 43 47 23
10 MIN 19 11 8 0 54 43 22
11 DAL 21 8 9 4 61 72 20
12 ARI 21 9 10 2 53 65 20
13 COL 21 7 9 5 53 67 19
14 EDM 21 6 13 2 49 74 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 23 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 23 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 23 8 11 0 19
B. Burns 23 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 23 6 12 -4 18
T. Wingels 23 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 23 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 22 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 23 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 23 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 3 .915 2.58
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