Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blues - 4/14/2012

Saturday, 04.14.2012 / 9:00 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blues - 4\/14\/2012



It's game day in St. Louis as the Sharks and Blues battle it out in Game Two of the WCQF.

Check out the links below to prepare for the game. Be sure to circle back throughout the day as we'll update the Game Day Blog with current news, video interviews, and stories as they become available.

UPDATED AT 3:01 PM Pacific

STEWART BENCHED, OTHER LINEUP CHANGES
Belleville News Democrat reporter Norm Sanders writes that the big news out of the Blues locker room this morning is Chris Stewart removed from the lineup.
[ BND.com ]

SHARKS PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Sharks locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 2 in St. Louis.
[ SHARKS TV: Vlasic | Couture | McLellan ]

BLUES PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Blues locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 2 in St. Louis.
[ SHARKS TV: Perron | Hitchcock ]

GAME INSIDE THE GAME
SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist reports about the "Game Inside the Game" with line matchups, player vs. player battles, head-to-head stats, and key figures.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

LINEUP CHANGES FOR ST. LOUIS
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock will be replacing Chris Stewart, Ryan Reaves and Kent Huskins with Mike D’Agostini, B.J. Crombeen and Carlo Colaiacovo..
[ Working the Corners ]

McLELLAN WANTS TO SEE SHARKS PUSH
CSN California Insider Kevin Kurz spoke with Sharks head coach Todd McLellan would like to see the Sharks be in the opponents zone the first five or seven minutes, win faceoffs, and go to work.
[ Sharks Talk ]

BLUES MAKING BOLD MOVES
CSN California columnist Ray Ratto reports that Blues third-line wing Chris Stewart will be healthy scratch tonight for the first time all year as Hitchcock said, "“We need more from him” regarding Stewart's Game One play.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS PREVIEW PODCAST
Listen to Sharks Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky preview tonight’s Game Two matchup vs the Blues.
[ SHARKS RADIO ]

SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW

SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist previews Saturday night's game, including storylines, matchups, and trends to watch.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

SHARKS AND BLUES GAME NOTES
Official game notes with stats, series history, and player profiles all relavant to the Sharks and Blues.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

POSTSEASON MEDIA GUIDE
Official Postseason Media Guide of the San Jose Sharks with stats, season notes, records and more.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

SHARKS AND BLUES NHL PREVIEW
NHL.com staff writer Brian Hunter previews the Sharks and Blues Game 2 matchup with storylines from each squad.
[ NHL.com ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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