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Marleau Expected to Play Sunday

After missing Game 1, Marleau is confirmed for Game 2

Friday, 04.30.2010 / 7:19 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Marleau Expected to Play Sunday
Friday was a day of rest for many members of both the Sharks and Red Wings. Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan let many of his players have a day away from the ice and Detroit Head Coach Mike Babcock did the same.

Marleau was at Sharks Ice for treatment and it was confirmed that he would be ready for Game 2.

“Patty quite simply had the flu,” said McLellan. “Everybody is going to guess and second guess. He had a temperature that wasn’t healthy. He was at the rink today, he’s looking a lot better. He’s gotten some fluids into him, he’s had an IV and we expect him to play on Sunday. (The day off) gives our top goal scorer a chance to be healthy.”

For Game 2, whether Detroit adjusts their plan or comes in the same format, the Sharks will focus on improving their own game.

“It’s the same mentality, it’s all about us,” said Sharks center Manny Malhotra. “Just keying on certain parts of their game and not allowing them to have time. Not allowing them to get certain sets. We don’t want to change our strategy and get away from what we want to do.”

CHIRPING
Babcock was involved in a bit of gamesmanship when he commented about Devin Setoguchi being down on the ice after he took a stick to the face.

“I actually got hit pretty hard,” said Setoguchi. “I can’t really say anything else. It is just a play that happens and emotions are on both sides. We got a goal out of it and it’s the way it went. Emotions get high in the playoffs and people say stuff. If you watch me throughout the year, I don’t think I’m considered a diver.”

Setoguchi was asked if a comment was made during the game as well.

“There was a little eye contact,” said Setoguchi. “You try to win and move on. Whatever was said was said. For myself, I thought it was kind of funny. I don’t think I was trying to sell the penalty. Anyone who saw the penalty, it was right in the mouth. It was pretty hard.”

McLellan was not too concerned about what his former boss in Detroit had to say about Setoguchi.

“I’m not going to get into a tit-for-tat scenario,” said McLellan. “What I do know is the two referees that reffed the game last night have done close to 2,000 game and if they thought that there was any embellishment going on, the teal team or the red and white team, I’m sure they would have put a stop to it right off the bat. They have a tough job to do and they don’t want to be shown up at all. I think the 2,000 games speak for itself.”

BATTLES
The Sharks felt the game was hard fought throughout and they expect it to become even more so as the series marches forward.

“As the game goes on, it goes up a notch,” said Malhotra.

“It’s going to take an effort like that every game to win the series,” said Joe Pavelski.

“The extra day here is probably good for both teams and it will be every other day from there,” said Rob Blake.

FELT GOOD
Jed Ortmeyer returned to the ice for Game 1 and felt comfortable being back in game action.

“It’s all right,” said Ortmeyer. “I wasn’t quite expecting to play with Patty getting sick. I had to prepare myself and get back into it. They were fast and the pace was fast. It’s a lot different than practice. This is why we play, big games like that against a great opponent. The crowd was loud and it was exciting to be out there.”

SHOTS
San Jose held the Red Wings to 23 shots in Game 1. That number is extremely impressive considering Detroit posted 50 on Phoenix two days earlier in a Game 7 victory.

“If we can limit their number of shots, especially coming from the point,” said Manny Malhotra of what San Jose can improve on defensively, notably on the power play. “We want to give Nabby the opportunity to see the puck and make some plays.”

CINCO DE MAYO TRAFFIC
Due to the Cinco de Mayo Parade in downtown San Jose on Sunday, please allow additional time to get to the game.

NEXT GAME
Game 2 will be Sunday at 5 p.m. and will be on Versus, 98.5 KFOX and sjsharks.com.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 33 22 9 2 102 67 46
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
7 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 32 11 13 8 83 100 30
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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