Game Day Blog - Blues @ Sharks - 4/16/2012

Monday, 04.16.2012 / 5:05 AM PT
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp
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It's game day in San Jose as the Sharks take on the Blues for the first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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 3:25 PM Pacific

SHARKS PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Sharks locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 3 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Couture | McLellan ]

BLUES PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Blues locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 3 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Hitchcock ]

SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW
SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist previews Monday night's game, including storylines, matchups, and trends to watch.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

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 ]

PAVELSKI FACING FORMER TEAMMATE
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that Sharks forward Joe Pavelski will be facing a goalie he knows both on and off the ice. Pavelski and Blues goaltender Brian Elliot were teammates at Wisconsin on the 2006 NCAA Championship Ice Hockey team.
[ Working the Corners ]

SHARKS EXCTIED TO PLAY AT HOME
CSN California Insider Kevin Kurz reports that the Sharks are excited to be playing their first playoff game at home in San Jose in what should be a fun atmosphere. Kurz quotes Sharks forward Joe Pavelski saying “It’s definitely extra energy that’s brought to you and your team, and we’re happy to be here right now," regarding the first playoff game at HP Pavilion.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS & BLUES PREPARE FOR PHYSICAL GAME
CSN California columnist Ray Ratto reports that Game 3 tonight vs. the Blues will be a physical match. Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan stated, "It’s a scrappy time of year, especially in the first round. Every inch is important. You’ve got to scratch and claw to score goals and earn ice."
[ Sharks Talk ]

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

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 Compton previews the Sharks and Blues Game 3 matchup with storylines from each squad.
[ NHL.com ]

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 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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