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Game Day Blog - Ducks @ Sharks - 3/19/2012

Monday, 03.19.2012 / 1:43 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp


**REMINDER: SPECIAL 7:00 PM PACIFIC START TIME**

With the Sharks and the Ducks set to face each other on Monday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

McLELLAN PREGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan spoke with members of the media on Monday morning following the team's morning skate and spoke of the team's outlook headed into tonight's game against Anaheim.
[ SharksTV ]

WINGELS, GALIARDI, HANDZUS STILL SIDELINED
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that the trio of injured San Jose forwards will not be available for Monday's game against the Ducks and the Sharks will likely go with the same lineup that defeated the Red Wings on Saturday night in overtime.
[ Working the Corners ]

SAN JOSE'S MOTIVATING FACTOR
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that despite a chance to move into the Pacific Division lead and the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference playoff picture, the only motivating factor for the Sharks tonight is winning for the sake of winning.
[ Sharks Talk ]

DESLAURIERS WAITS PATIENTLY
OC Register beat writer Eric Stephens reports on goaltender Jonas Hiller's current streak of 32 consecutive starts and how backup goaltender Jeff Deslauriers has continued to prepare for his opportunity to start.
[ Ducks Blog ]

HILLER LIKELY TO START HIS 33RD STRAIGHT
Ducks Director of Publications & New Media Adam Brady reports that Anaheim defenseman Toni Lydman will return to the lineup after missing Sunday night's game against the Predators and that goaltender Jonas Hiller is likely to start his 33rd consecutive game in goal.
[ Anaheim Ducks Blog ]

SHARKS AND DUCKS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Compoton previews Monday night'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 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Burns 1 1 1 2 2
M. Vlasic 1 1 1 1 2
T. Hertl 1 1 1 -1 2
J. Sheppard 1 0 2 -1 2
J. Thornton 1 1 0 1 1
P. Marleau 1 1 0 1 1
R. Torres 1 1 0 1 1
J. Pavelski 1 0 1 1 1
M. Brown 1 0 1 0 1
L. Couture 1 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 1 0 0 .912 3.00
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