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Game Day Blog - Oilers @ Sharks - 3/6/2012

Tuesday, 03.06.2012 / 3:25 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Oilers @ Sharks - 3\/6\/2012


With the Sharks and the Oilers 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:

McLELLAN SET FOR RETURN TO THE BENCH
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told members of the media on Monday at Sharks Ice that he expected to return to the bench for Tuesday night's game against Edmonton. McLellan echoed those comments on Tuesday morning and also talked about the game-time decisions he will make concerning his lineup.
[ SharksTV ]

VOTING FOR 2ND ANNUAL SHARKS 'FAN FAVORITE AWARD' UNDERWAY
Sharks fans that vote will be automatically entered for a chance to meet their favorite player and receive their game-worn jersey on Fan Appreciation Night (April 7, 2012 vs. Los Angeles). For official ballots and contest rules visit the link below.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

OILERS COACH RENNEY RELATES TO McLELLAN
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports from Monday's skate talking of probable lineup changes for the Sharks and the connection that head coaches Todd McLellan and Edmonton's Tom Renney share. Both bench bosses have missed games this season due to concussions they suffered while coaching their respective squads.
[ Working the Corners ]

DEMERS RETURNS TO THE LINEUP, NIEMI GETS THE CALL IN GOAL
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Antti Niemi will start in goal and defenseman Jason Demers is likely to return to the lineup. Kurz also looks at the a Sharks penalty kill that will face the League's best power play in the Oilers and how recently acquired forwards Dominic Moore, Daniel Winnik and TJ Galiardi will factor into the PK.
[ Sharks Talk ]

FOR THE SAKE OF PERSPECTIVE
CSN California sideline reporter and studio host Brodie Brazil blogs about and compares the Sharks against three championship teams that faced adversity in their seasons and battled through it on their journey to winning their sport's ultimate prize.
[ CSNCalifornia.com ]

SHARKS LAUNCH FAN ZONE
The Sharks launched their new Fan Zone page, complete with downloads, wallpapers, links to social media and the message boards, and exclusive ticket offers. Check it out today.
[ Sharks Fan Zone ]

DUBNYK TO START IN NET, OMARK RECALLED
EdmontonOilers.com writer Marc Ciampa reports that goaltender Devan Dubnyk will start in goal for the Oilers and forward Linus Omark will likely be in the lineup after his Monday recall from Oklahoma City (AHL).
[ EdmontonOilers.com ]

PECKHAM PROBABLE, WHITNEY DOESN'T LIKE HIS PLUS-MINUS
Edmonton Journal beat writer, the legendar Jim Matheson reports that defenseman Theo Peckham is likely to return to the lineup after his month-long absence due to injury, but wonders if former Shark Andy Sutton will be taken out of the lineup to make room.
[ Oil Spills ]

SHARKS AND OILERS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Compton previews Tuesday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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