Game Blog: Sharks down Flames in a SO
Sharks first shooter: Wellwood missed
Flames first shooter: Bourque stopped
Sharks second shooter: Pavelski missed
Flames second shooter: Tanguay stopped
Sharks third shooter: Clowe scored
Flames third shooter: Jokinen stopped
OT RECAP: 3-3
Shots were 33-24 Sharks overall.
THIRD PERIOD RECAP: 3-3
The Sharks came out flying in the third period and managed to notch the tying marker in the dying minutes of regulation to push the game to extra time.
The Flames killed two penalties in the frame and Kiprusoff and Mark Giordano made a tandem save that is sure to be on every highlight reel on Friday night.
Dany Heatly took a shot from the circle that Kiprusoff couldn't corral. The puck bounced in front of the net and with the Flames goaltender down, it looked like a sure goal for San Jose. Defenceman Marc-Edouard had hopped into the play and tried to wire a shot into the open cage but Giordano leap across the blue paint to make the save with his stick. The puck once again found it's way back towards the net just seconds later and this time it was Kiprusoff diving over to make the paddle save.
Ryan Clowe scored a few minutes after the huge save to send the game to extra time.
Shots sit at 31-21 Sharks.
SECOND PERIOD RECAP: 3-2 FLAMES
The Sharks kept up the pressure through the middle stanza but the Flames picked up their game, surging ahead by a goal late in the second period.
Kyle Wellwood was handed a gift after he parked himself in the crease and was able to bat in a Joe Pavelski pass while Kiprusoff was down on the ice to make it a 2-1 affair.
The Flames answered back when David Moss sent a blast from just outside the faceoff circle that flew past Niemi at 15:54. Jokinen earned the assist on the tally.
The go-ahead goal came at 17:30 when Niklas Hagman absolutely undressed Niclas Wallin before roofing the puck. Brendan Morrison made a drop pass at the blueline and Hagman danced through several Sharks before skating around Wallin to get to the front of the net. He flipped from his backhand to his forehand at the last second, lifting the puck over Niemi's shoulder.
Shots on goal through 40:00 are 20-17 Sharks.
FIRST PERIOD RECAP: 1-1
After 20:00 of play, it's an even match between the Calgary Flames and the San Jose Sharks.
Albertan Devin Setoguchi potted his 18th of the season at 3:34. The tally came after a solid 3:00 of play for the Flames, hemming the Sharks in their own zone and testing Antti Niemi close range several times.
The Flames top two lines had a strong period, landing the majority of shots, but it was red-hot defenceman Anton Babchuk who scored the equalizer late in the period.
Taking a pass from his partner Steve Staios in the neutral zone, Babchuk carried the puck into the Sharks zone. Seeing he had a clear lane to shoot, he opted to wire a wrister on net. It seemed to catch Niemi off guard because it whipped past him without much of a reaction from the Finnish netminder.
Shots were 10-9 favouring San Jose. Calgary held the edge in the faceoff circle, winning 55% of the draws.
Miikka Kiprusoff started in his 15th straight game. Jay Bouwmeester and Robyn Regehr got the call on the blueline. Olli Jokinen, David Moss and Curtis Glencross were up front.