San Jose 1, Calgary 0

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 27-14-3-3 15-8-2-0 12-6-1-3 W1
Calgary 23-21-3-3 13-7-1-1 10-14-2-2 L1


Benn Ferriero had the game's only goal and Antti Niemi turned aside 25 shots for his third shutout of the season as the San Jose Sharks blanked the host Calgary Flames 1-0 on Tuesday.

Niemi was especially solid over the final 20 minutes, making 14 saves to improve to 8-1-0 in nine career games against Calgary.

Ferriero broke a deadlock of nearly 52 minutes with his first goal in eight games, gloving a floating puck before setting it down and firing it past Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff.

Niemi kept Calgary at bay from there, stopping Alex Tanguary on a breakaway to highlight a handful of key saves in the final period. Calgary's final chance at converting the equalizer was snuffed out by a too-many-men penalty with 18 seconds left in regulation.

San Jose had the best chance to break the deadlock in the early going, but Kiprusoff gloved Joe Pavelski's shot from the slot early in the first period and stoned Logan Couture on an opportunity from in close later in the frame.

Pavelski nearly struck again midway through the third period, but his slap shot glanced off the post.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Calgary
Benn Ferriero 1 Points N/A
Benn Ferriero 1 Goals N/A
Dan Boyle 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi 1.000 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff .963
Antti Niemi 25 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 27 1 0-2 1-1 4 23
Calgary 25 0 0-1 2-2 6 22

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Flames have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Sharks have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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