Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Ducks - 3/28/2012

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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Ducks - 3\/28\/2012


With the Sharks and Pacific Division rival Ducks set to face each other on Wednesday night in Anaheim, here are the links you need to read before the game:

GALIARDI TO PLAY, NIEMI TO MAKE 16TH CONSECUTIVE START
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Sharks forward TJ Galiardi is expected to return to the lineup after missing some time due to injury. Kurz also reports the goaltender Antti Niemi will make his 16th straight start in the net.
[ Sharks Talk ]

GALIARDI LINE EXPECTED TO BRING SPEED, DUCKS WANT TO BE SPOILERS
TJ Galiardi told Mercury News beat writer David Pollak, "We all skate pretty well. The key for us is just getting behind their D and trying to get a good cycle going." Pollak also spoke with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau about the Sharks getting Anaheim's best effort despite playoff probabilities.
[ Working the Corners ]

DUCKS & SHARKS HAVE 'HATE FACTOR'
The Orange County Register reporter Jeff Miller spoke with Anaheim's head coach about the Ducks recent success against the Sharks this season. Boudreau attributed the play of his squad to possessing a "hate factor" for San Jose.
[ The Orange County Register ]

ANAHEIM HAS 'OBLIGATION' TO REST OF LEAGUE
The Orange County Register writer Eric Stephens focuses on Boudreau's comments about the Ducks having an obligation to teams still competing to put out the best lineup each night. Stephens also said Boudreau wants to avoid playing young guys just to give them minutes at this point in the year.
[ Ducks Blog ]

SHARKS AND DUCKS PREVIEW
NHL.com previews Saturday 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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