With the Sharks and the Maple Leafs set to face each other on Thursday night in Toronto, here are the links you need to read before the game:NIEMI vs. REIMER, McGINN ON PLAYING AT ACC
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports that it's Antti Niemi
against James Reimer in goal and talks with Jamie McGinn
about playing his first NHL game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
[ Working the Corners
]MITCHELL BACK AFTER ONE-GAME HIATUS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports that forward Torrey Mitchell
is likely to return to the lineup against the Maple Leafs, citing Dominic Moore
's injury from Tuesday night's loss in Columbus. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk
]LEAFS' WILSON FACES FORMER SQUAD
Leafs beat writer James Mirtle looks at tonight's matchup between two teams struggling to stay in the playoff picture, compares their situations, and touches on the Ron Wilson-San Jose Sharks connection as the Toronto head coach faces his former squad.
[ The Globe and Mail
]LIGHT DAY OF PRACTICE FOR TORONTO
The Star sports reporter Bob Mitchell reports that the Maple Leafs opted for a lighthearted practice on Wednesday, changing up their usual practice routine in lieu of some team-building style scrimmages.
[ Toronto Star
]SHARKS AND MAPLE LEAFS PREVIEW
NHL.com writer Brian Hunter previews Thursday night's game, including trends to watch on both sides of the puck.