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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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