Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blues - 4/21/2012

Saturday, 04.21.2012 / 6:00 AM PT
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Sharks @ Blues - 4\/21\/2012


It's game day in St. Louis as the Sharks and Blues battle it out in Game Five 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: 2:20 PM Pacific

SHARKS PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Sharks locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 5 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: Thornton | Marleau | Clowe | Murray | McLellan ]

BLUES PREGAME QUOTES
Watch members of the Blues locker room meet with the media in advance of Game 5 in San Jose.
[ SHARKS TV: 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 ]

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

LIKELY NO LINEUP CHANGES
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that there likely will not be any lineup changes for either team tonight. Pollak writes that during morning skate both teams appeared to have the same lines and same defensive pairings. Head Coach Todd McLellan may opt to leave forwards Brad Winchester and Michal Handzus in the lineup in place of TJ Galiardi and Dominic Moore.
[ Working the Corners ]

SHARKS UNDERSTAND IMPORTANCE OF TONIGHT
CSN California Insider Kevin Kurz reports that the Sharks know the imporatnce of tonight's game, as they must win to keep the season going. Kurz quotes Captain Joe Thornton saying, “You’ve got to get through today to get to tomorrow. You’re got to play with desperation, emotion, and ultimately win the game tonight.”
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW

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

SHARKS SIGN DEMELO
San Jose Sharks EVP and GM Doug Wilson announced Friday the team has signed defenseman Dylan DeMelo to an entry-level contract. DeMelo, 18, recently completed his third season for Mississauga in the Ontario Hockey League.
[ 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 5 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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