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

Monday, 03.19.2012 / 10:43 AM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Ducks @ Sharks - 3\/19\/2012


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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 ]

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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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