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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 ANA 22 13 4 5 60 54 31
2 STL 21 14 6 1 57 43 29
3 VAN 21 14 6 1 65 61 29
4 NSH 20 13 5 2 57 42 28
5 CGY 22 13 7 2 71 61 28
6 LAK 21 11 6 4 57 49 26
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
9 WPG 22 10 9 3 45 51 23
10 MIN 19 11 8 0 54 43 22
11 DAL 21 8 9 4 61 72 20
12 ARI 22 9 11 2 54 67 20
13 COL 21 7 9 5 53 67 19
14 EDM 21 6 13 2 49 74 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 23 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 23 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 23 8 11 0 19
B. Burns 23 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 23 6 12 -4 18
T. Wingels 23 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 23 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 22 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 23 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 23 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 3 .915 2.58
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