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

Saturday, 04.21.2012 / 9:00 AM
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 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
11 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
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 75 36 31 10 67
J. Thornton 71 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 75 24 37 -4 61
B. Burns 75 16 39 -5 55
P. Marleau 75 17 35 -17 52
T. Wingels 68 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 75 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 65 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
M. Karlsson 46 13 9 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 1 .902 2.60
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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