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

Monday, 04.16.2012 / 8:05 AM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Blues @ Sharks - 4\/16\/2012


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 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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