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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Oilers - 3/12/2012

Monday, 03.12.2012 / 1:41 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Oilers - 3\/12\/2012

With the Sharks and the Oilers set to face each other on Monday night in Edmonton, here are the links you need to read before the game:

POSSIBLE CHANGES IN LINE COMBINATIONS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports on possible changes to San Jose's line combinations, including moving Patrick Marleau to center on the second line and moving Logan Couture to left wing on Joe Thornton's line.
[ Working the Corners ]

NIEMI vs DUBNYK: ROUND 2
CSN Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz reports that goaltenders Antti Niemi and Devan Dubnyk will meet again after the Oilers and Dubnyk bested Niemi and the Sharks, 3-2, in a shootout on March 6, 2012 in San Jose.
[ Sharks Talk ]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Oilers writer Ryan Dittrick reports that former Shark Ben Eager will return to the lineup after missing a pair of games with the flu and talks about Edmonton's outlook on Monday's matchup, a playoff-type game against a San Jose squad in search of points.
[ edmontonoilers.com ]

SHARKS CAN RIGHT SHIP, STARTING TONIGHT
NHL.com analyzes San Jose's outlook with 15 games remaining and dissects what the Sharks can do to help find their game as time winds down in the NHL's regular season.
[ NHL.com ]

BUTTON'S PLAYOFF PROJECTIONS
NHL Network's Craig Button looks at both the Western and Eastern Conference races for 8th and offers his projections on how the final few weeks of the regular season will play out. Do you agree with his projections?
[ On the Playoff Button ]

SHARKS AND OILERS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Davis Harper previews Monday'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 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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