With the Sharks and Pacific Division rival Ducks set to face each other on Wednesday night in Anaheim, here are the links you need to read before the game:GALIARDI TO PLAY, NIEMI TO MAKE 16TH CONSECUTIVE START
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that Sharks forward TJ Galiardi
is expected to return to the lineup after missing some time due to injury. Kurz also reports the goaltender Antti Niemi
will make his 16th straight start in the net.
[ Sharks Talk
]GALIARDI LINE EXPECTED TO BRING SPEED, DUCKS WANT TO BE SPOILERSTJ Galiardi
told Mercury News beat writer David Pollak, "We all skate pretty well. The key for us is just getting behind their D and trying to get a good cycle going." Pollak also spoke with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau about the Sharks getting Anaheim's best effort despite playoff probabilities.
[ Working the Corners
]DUCKS & SHARKS HAVE 'HATE FACTOR'
The Orange County Register reporter Jeff Miller spoke with Anaheim's head coach about the Ducks recent success against the Sharks this season. Boudreau attributed the play of his squad to possessing a "hate factor" for San Jose.
[ The Orange County Register
]ANAHEIM HAS 'OBLIGATION' TO REST OF LEAGUE
The Orange County Register writer Eric Stephens focuses on Boudreau's comments about the Ducks having an obligation to teams still competing to put out the best lineup each night. Stephens also said Boudreau wants to avoid playing young guys just to give them minutes at this point in the year.
[ Ducks Blog
]SHARKS AND DUCKS PREVIEW
NHL.com previews Saturday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.