Goaltending match-up: Kari Lehtonen (31/34, .912 SV%) vs. Antti Niemi (22/22). Niemi has six shutouts this season, 19 in his career and he had six last year.
Combos: Loui Eriksson – Mike Ribeiro – Michael Ryder/ Steve Ott – Jamie Benn – Adam Burish/ Brenden Morrow – Jake Dowell – Toby Petersen/ Ryan Garbutt – Vernon Fiddler – Tomas Vincour/ Sheldon Souray – Stephane Robidas/ Mark Fistric – Trevor Daley/ Alex Goligoski – Philip Larsen
Scratches: Smith, Dvorak, Wandell, Nystrom, Pardy, Jo. Benn
Top PP times: Robidas, Goligoski (3:06), Eriksson (2:48), Ribeiro (2:39), Ryder (2:22)
Combos: Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski/ Ryane Clowe – Logan Couture – Martin Havlat/ T.J. Galiardi – Dominic Moore – Torrey Mitchell/ Daniel Winnik – Andrew Desjardins – Tommy Wingels/ Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Dan Boyle/ Colin White/ Jason Demers – Brent Burns/ Colin White – Justin Braun
Scratches: Vandermeer, Murray, Winchester, Handzus, Ferriero
Top PP times: Pavelski (6:04), Boyle (5:53), Marleau (5:25), Thornton, Couture (5:16)
Trending: Joe Pavelski (2G, +2, 5 SOG) has multi-goal games in two of four. Joe Thornton (2A, +2, no SOG) had 13 points in 16 GP before tonight, while Patrick Marleau (1A, +1, 6 SOG) hit the 60-point plateau for the season on the first goal. Martin Havlat (1A, 3:29 PP, 1 SOG) had seven points in nine games before tonight. Ryane Clowe (1A, 3:29 PP, 1 SOG) has something in three of four after having only four points the rest of March.