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Game Day Blog - Flyers @ Sharks - 2/28/2012

Tuesday, 02.28.2012 / 4:18 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp


With the Sharks and the Flyers set to face each other on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

WOODCROFT, WINNIK, GALIARDI ADDRESS THE MEDIA
Sharks assistant coach Jay Woodcroft addressed the media on behalf of Todd McLellan, who will not be behind the bench on Tuesday after taking a stick to the head on Sunday in Minnesota. Newly acquired left wings Daniel Winnik and TJ Galiardi spoke to the Bay Area media for the first time since being traded to San Jose on Feb. 27.
[ SharksTV ]

SHARKS UPDATE ON McLELLAN
"Todd continues to make progress in his recovery from the stick incident in Minnesota on Sunday evening but is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms," said Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson in an official statement. Click below to read the statement in its entirety.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

COUTURE A GAME-TIME DECISION, NIEMI LIKELY THE STARTER
Mercury News reporter Mark Emmons fills in for beat writer David Pollak, noting that Sharks center Logan Couture will be a game-time decision as will San Jose's line combinations.
[ Working the Corners ]

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on Tuesday night's tilt and goes inside the matchup in his game day feature, 'What to Watch for' exclusively on CSN California.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS RAMPING UP THEIR DEFENSE
Yahoo! Sports' Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski blogs on the Sharks defensive outlook, with key comments from another one of Kurz's blog posts, and assesses San Jose's acquisitions at the 2012 Trade Deadline.
[ Puck Daddy ]

'AT THE RINK'
NHL.com correspondent Eric Gilmore checks in for the NHL's 'At the Rink Blog' with comments from Sharks captain Joe Thornton on the freak injury sustained by head coach Todd McLellan.
[ NHL.com ]

FLYERS PLEASED BY DEADLINE DECISIONS
CSN Philly Insider Tim Panaccio reports that Flyers players and coaches alike were pleased with the additions at the trade deadline, especially because the club was able to do so without sacrificing any current roster players.
[ CSNPhilly.com ]

ENDING THE SHARKS' DOMINATION
Philadelphia Inquirer beat writer Sam Carchidi with interesting notes on the Flyers facing goaltender Antti Niemi for the first time since he defeated them in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final and Philly's recent struggles against San Jose.
[ Philly.com ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Flyers broadcasters Tim Saunders and Chris Therien preview Tuesday night's game, the fourth and final game of Philadelphia's road trip.
[ Flyers TV ]

SHARKS AND FLYERS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Adam Kimelman previews Tuesday night'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 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 24 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 24 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 24 8 11 -1 19
B. Burns 24 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 24 6 12 -5 18
T. Wingels 24 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 24 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 23 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 24 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 24 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 7 3 .917 2.49
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