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

Tuesday, 02.28.2012 / 4:18 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Flyers @ Sharks - 2\/28\/2012


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

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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