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

Monday, 03.12.2012 / 10:41 AM PT
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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 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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