Game Day Blog - Predators @ Sharks - 3/15/2012

Thursday, 03.15.2012 / 10:20 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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With the Sharks and the Predators set to face each other on Thursday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

HAVLAT ACTIVATED OFF INJURED RESERVE
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told members of the media on Thursday morning that the team has activated Marty Havlat off injured reserve and the San Jose forward is expected to play against Nashville.
[ SharksTV ]

NIEMI vs RINNE, LINE COMBINATIONS RE-WORKED
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that it will be Finnish countrymen Antti Niemi and Pekka Rinne in goal for their respective squads and talks with alternate captain Ryane Clowe on Marty Havlat's return from injury and how it may impact his line.
[ Working the Corners ]

SHARKS LOOKING TO SHOWCASE DEPTH
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports with comments from Ryane Clowe on San Jose showcasing their depth. Forward Tommy Wingels will remain out of the lineup (upper body, day-to-day).
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS SIGN STALBERG
General Manager Doug Wilson announced Wednesday that the club has signed college free agent forward Sebastian Stalberg to a two-year entry level contract. The University of Vermont standout is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks forward Victor Stalberg.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

PREDATORS OPEN THREE-GAME CALIFORNIA SWING
NashvillePredators.com looks at tonight's storylines, quick hits, and Nashville's balanced scoring attack. The Sharks are 1-2-0 against the Predators in their three previous meetings this season.
[ NashvillePredators.com ]

PREDATORS KILLER HAVLAT BACK AFTER 39 GAME ABSENCE
The Tennessean beat writer Josh Cooper talks about forward Marty Havlat's return to the lineup for San Jose including quotes from former teammate Mike Fisher on what made the forward so dynamic when the two played together in Ottawa.
[ Predators Insider ]

SHARKS AND PREDATORS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Eric Goodman previews Thursday 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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 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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