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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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