It's game day in St. Louis as the Sharks take on the Blues for the first game 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 AT 4:10 PM Pacific
GAME INSIDE THE GAME
A special look at the special teams battle expected between the Sharks and Blues is taken by SJSHARKS.com staff writer Eric Lindquist.
McLELLAN: "OPENING ON THE ROAD... IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF"
Watch Sharks head coach Todd McLellan in his pregame press conference meet with members of the media to discuss tonight's game.
[ SHARKS TV
KFOX LOCKER ROOM REPORT
Watch Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster preview tonight's game with Sharks forward Dominic Moore
[ SHARKS TV
McLELLAN MAINTAINS HUMOR, PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE
ESPN.com reporter Pierre LeBrun writes that although McLellan still receives headaches day-to-day as after effects from getting hit in the head while on the bench, he still keeps his sense of humor about the situation. LeBrun also previews tonight's showdown talking about playoff experience and possible lineups.
[ Cross Checks Blog
A NEW ROAD, HALAK VS NIEMI
CSN California Insider Kevin Kurz spoke with Sharks head coach Todd McLellan about opening up on road for the first time of his playoff career as the head guy. Kurz also writes about other trends and note-worth quotes in his 'What to Watch For' game preview blog.
[ Sharks Talk
MITCHELL & DEMERS IN, WHITE OUT
CSN California columnist Ray Ratto reports that Mitchell will return from injury and Daniel Winnik
will be paired with Tommy Wingels
and Andrew Desjardins
on a line. Ratto also says that Jason Demers
will skate along side Justin Braun
as a pairing, while Colin White
wil be out of the lineup.
[ Sharks Talk
PERRON REMEMBERS HIT, HARD OUT THE GATES
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak spoke with Blues forward David Perron and members of the Sharks locker room about seeing a competitive opening 10 minutes to the game.
[ Working the Corners
SHARKS PREVIEW PODCAST
Listen to Sharks Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky preview tonight’s Game One matchup vs the Blues.
[ SHARKS RADIO
SHARKS AND BLUES PREVIEW
SJSHARKS.com writer Eric Lindquist previews Thursday night's game, including storylines, matchups, and trends to watch.
]SHARKS AND BLUES GAME NOTES
Official game notes with stats, series history, and player profiles all relavant to the Sharks and Blues.
]POSTSEASON MEDIA GUIDE
Official Postseason Media Guide of the San Jose Sharks with stats, season notes, records and more.
]SHARKS AND BLUES NHL PREVIEW
NHL.com staff writer Brian Hunter previews the Sharks and Blues Game 1 matchup with storylines from each squad.