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Game Day Blog - Blues @ Sharks - 3/3/2012

Saturday, 03.03.2012 / 12:27 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Blues @ Sharks - 3\/3\/2012


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

COUTURE'S RETURN LIKELY, MURRAY A GAME-TIME DECISION
Sharks assistant coach Jay Woodcroft again addressed the media on Saturday morning. Sharks center Logan Couture is likely to return to the lineup while defenseman Douglas Murray will once again be a game-time decision.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM: BRAD WINCHESTER
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky spoke with left wing Brad Winchester after San Jose's morning skate on Saturday. Winchester spent part of three seasons with the St. Louis Blues.
[ SharksTV ]

COACHES COMMENTS AT FOREFRONT
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak blogs from the morning skate including comments from both head coaches Todd McLellan and Ken Hitchcock. McLellan met with reporters for the first time since suffering a concussion during the Minnesota game, but will not be behind the bench tonight against St. Louis.
[ Working the Corners ]

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that it will be Antti Niemi vs Jaroslav Halak in goal and that special teams will be at the forefront of Saturday night's matchup. In their last meeting on Feb. 12, 2012, the Blues scored a pair of 5-on-3 goals and added an empty netter in a 3-0 victory.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW
NHL.com senior writer Dan Rosen previews Saturday 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 ANA 22 13 4 5 60 54 31
2 STL 21 14 6 1 57 43 29
3 VAN 21 14 6 1 65 61 29
4 NSH 20 13 5 2 57 42 28
5 CGY 22 13 7 2 71 61 28
6 LAK 21 11 6 4 57 49 26
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
9 WPG 22 10 9 3 45 51 23
10 MIN 19 11 8 0 54 43 22
11 DAL 21 8 9 4 61 72 20
12 ARI 22 9 11 2 54 67 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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