San Jose 6, Calgary 3

Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 3-2-1-1 2-0-1-0 1-2-0-1 L2
San Jose 7-0-0-1 5-0-0-0 2-0-0-1 W1

Recap


Sharks 6, Flames 3: Joe Pavelski scored a pair of goals and set up two others as host San Jose extended its season-opening point streak to eight games.

Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture each recorded a goal and an assist while Brent Burns and defenseman Scott Hannan also scored for the Sharks (7-0-1), who went 3-for-9 on the power play. Captain Joe Thornton notched two assists and Antti Niemi made 16 saves.

Rookie Sean Monahan registered a goal and an assist while Mikael Backlund and Jiri Hudler also tallied for Calgary, which fell to 0-2-0 on its five-game road trip. Kari Ramo stopped 30 shots in his first start since the season opener.

San Jose wasted little time jumping ahead as Burns converted a pass from the left corner by Pavelski 59 seconds into the contest. Hannan made it 2-0 with 53 seconds remaining in the first period, when his shot from the left point deflected off a defender and past Ramo.

The Flames halved the deficit 3:01 into the second as Sven Baertschi made a nifty backhand pass from behind the net to Monahan, who buried it from the doorstep during a power play. But Pavelski converted a pass from Marleau at 8:57 for a man-advantage goal, and the roles reversed with 2:01 left in the session as the Sharks took a 4-1 lead into the second intermission.

Calgary began its comeback attempt early in the third to get within a goal. Backlund buried the rebound of Lee Stempniak's shot for a short-handed goal at 1:33 and Hudler beat Niemi with a slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle 2:23 later for his 101st career tally.

But Pavelski deflected Couture's blast from the blue line past Ramo at 9:38 for his second power-play goal, restoring the Sharks' two-goal lead. Couture sealed the win with an empty-netter with 82 seconds remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marleau has recorded at least one point in each game this season. ... Burns had a chance to give San Jose a 2-0 lead at 4:21 of the first period, but his backhand attempt on a penalty shot was denied by Ramo. ... Thornton's two assists gave him 797 in his career, tying him with Jari Kurri for 30th place on the all-time list.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   San Jose
Sean Monahan 2 Points Joe Pavelski 4
Sean Monahan 1 Goals Joe Pavelski 2
Sean Monahan 1 Assists Joe Pavelski 2
Sean Monahan 1 Power Play Goals Joe Pavelski 2
Mikael Backlund 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Karri Ramo .857 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .842
Karri Ramo 30 Saves Antti Niemi 16

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 19 3 1-6 6-9 20 30
San Jose 36 6 3-9 5-6 14 40

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Sharks have a W/L % of .857 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Flames have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.