Not your run of the mill gameday today, as storms and tornado warnings hit the surrounding area hard throughout the day. As someone who grew up in Minnesota, tornados are a harrowing experience that don't ever get easier to deal with no matter how often they occur. Our thoughts go out to the families in Texas who dealt with this throughout the day.
Some assorted notes to tide you over before tonight's huge game against the Stars that could end up determining both team's playoff fate:
- Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen get the go between the pipes for the Sharks and Stars respectively.
- David Pollak of Working The Corners covers the tornado warnings and indicates that Douglas Murray will be a game-time decision.
- Dallas General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk was on Puck Daddy radio this afternoon to talk about the Stars stretch drive.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN's Sharks Talk blog looks at what to watch for tonight.
- More from Kurz on Martin Havlat and Logan Couture.
- Video of pregame quotes from Logan Couture, Todd McLellan, Adam Burish, and Glen Gulutzan.
Puck drops at 5:37 PM.