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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

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 23 13 8 2 73 64 28
6 LAK 22 11 6 5 60 53 27
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 WPG 23 11 9 3 49 53 25
9 MIN 20 12 8 0 58 44 24
10 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 COL 22 8 9 5 57 70 21
13 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 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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