Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Kings - 3/20/2012

Tuesday, 03.20.2012 / 12:42 PM PT
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Kings - 3\/20\/2012

With the Sharks and the Kings set to face each other on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, here are the links you need to read before the game:

SHARKS PLAYOFF TRACKER
See the updated Western Conference playoff picture each morning with the new Sharks Playoff Tracker exclusively on SJSHARKS.com. Updated each day with key matchups and an overview of the race for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
[ SJSHARKS.com/playofftracker ]

THE SHIFT AFTER
CSN Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz reports on a developing trend for the Sharks, giving up goals against on shifts immediately following goals for. Kurz reports that the Sharks have done so five times over their past nine games.
[ Sharks Talk ]

QUICK RESTED AND READY
LA Kings Insider Rich Hammond reports that goaltender Jonathan Quick will make his 61st start of the season on Tuesday night against the Sharks. At puck drop, it will have been almost four full days since Quick last saw game action.
[ LA Kings Insider ]

SHARKS AND KINGS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Frank Mentesana previews Tuesday's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.
[ NHL.com ]

MONDAY NIGHT'S ODDS AND ENDS, OUTLOOK FOR LA
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak's postgame blog from Monday night following a 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The Sharks have a quick turnaround and will face the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
[ Working the Corners ]

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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