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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Stars - 3/8/2012

Thursday, 03.08.2012 / 12:47 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Stars - 3\/8\/2012

With the Sharks and the Stars set to face each other in a crucial Pacific Division tilt on Thursday night in Dallas, here are the links you need to read before the game:

NIEMI IN GOAL, McLELLAN ON IMPORTANCE OF THURSDAY'S GAME
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that it will be Antti Niemi in goal and there could be some lineup changes at game time. His blog also includes quality insight from key players on in both locker rooms.
[ Sharks Talk ]

LEHTONEN TO START, MOORE LIKELY USED IN SHUTDOWN ROLE
CSN Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz reports that Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen will start in goal for the Stars and talks with Sharks center Dominic Moore about his likely defensive assignment against the Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder line which has scored a staggering 31 points during their 7-0-1 run.
[ Sharks Talk ]

NO LINEUP CHANGES FOR DALLAS
Stars beat writer Mike Heika reports that Dallas will not make any lineup changes following their 5-2 victory in Vancouver on Tuesday night. Check out his blog for Dallas' projected lines.
[ The Dallas Morning News ]

DARYL 'SIX SHADES' REAUGH AND HIS GAME PREVIEW
FS Southwest and CBC color analyst Daryl Reaugh checks in with a highly entertaining preview of Tuesday night's game. 'Razor' touches on the previous meeting between the two teams and the Pacific Division race. Courtesy of Stars TV.
[ StarsTV ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
'Star Gazing', the regular feature on DallasStars.com lists the five things to watch and the three Stars players to watch. The Sharks trail the Pacific Division-leading Stars by three points entering Thursday night's action.
[ Star Gazing ]

SHARKS AND STARS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Dave Lozo previews Thursay'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 11 8 3 0 31 21 16
2 NSH 9 6 1 2 23 17 14
3 VAN 10 7 3 0 34 29 14
4 LAK 10 6 2 2 24 18 14
5 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
6 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
7 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
8 CGY 11 5 4 2 27 24 12
9 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
10 DAL 9 4 2 3 32 33 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Burns 12 4 9 0 13
P. Marleau 12 4 8 0 12
J. Pavelski 12 5 6 5 11
L. Couture 12 5 6 -1 11
J. Thornton 12 3 8 4 11
T. Wingels 12 5 3 -1 8
M. Nieto 12 1 4 2 5
J. Braun 12 0 4 4 4
M. Vlasic 12 2 1 7 3
T. Hertl 12 2 1 0 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 1 2 1 .924 2.22
A. Niemi 5 2 1 .921 2.67
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