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

Saturday, 03.3.2012 / 9:27 AM PT
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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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