San Jose 2, Calgary 1

Friday, April 5, 2013 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 13-19-1-3 10-7-0-2 3-12-1-1 L4
San Jose 20-11-3-3 14-1-1-3 6-10-2-0 W7


Sharks 2, Flames 1: Joe Pavelski snapped a tie with 2:06 remaining in the third period as host San Jose rallied to extend its winning streak to seven games.

Defenseman Dan Boyle also scored and Antti Niemi made 23 saves for the Sharks, who improved to 6-0-0 on their seven-game homestand. San Jose moved one point ahead of idle Los Angeles for fourth place in the Western Conference.

With the game even, the Sharks applied late pressure and found a way to get the puck past Miikka Kiprusoff, who was impenetrable in the first two periods. After a scramble in front, a loose puck came to Pavelski, who buried it from the left side of the crease for his team-leading fifth game-winner of the season.

Mikael Backlund scored and Kiprusoff turned aside 39 shots for Calgary, which has lost four straight contests.

Calgary wasted little time converting its first power-play opportunity late in the first period. Just six seconds after Logan Couture was sent to the penalty box for hooking, Backlund unleashed a hard wrist shot from the top of the right faceoff circle that beat Niemi with 2:05 remaining for a 1-0 lead.

The goal held up until early in the third as Boyle carried the puck out of his own zone before dishing it to Couture. Boyle received a return pass in the slot and ripped a shot past Kiprusoff at 2:40 to knot the contest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boyle's goal was his seventh of the season but just his second at even strength. ... The seven-game winning streak is San Jose's second this campaign. The Sharks kicked off the lockout-shortened season with seven straight victories. ... Pavelski is one behind Los Angeles' Jeff Carter and Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk for the league lead in game-winning goals. ... Flames D Mark Giordano missed the game to be with his wife for the birth of their child. ... Sharks D Jason Demers sat out his fourth straight contest with an upper-body injury.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   San Jose
Mikael Backlund 1 Points Dan Boyle 1
Mikael Backlund 1 Goals Dan Boyle 1
Michael Cammalleri 1 Assists Brent Burns 1
Mikael Backlund 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Miikka Kiprusoff .951 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .958
Miikka Kiprusoff 39 Saves Antti Niemi 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 24 1 1-2 3-3 6 30
San Jose 41 2 0-3 1-2 4 41

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Sharks have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .353 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Flames have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .409 after a loss.
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