Calgary
Flames
37-29-16
San Jose
Sharks
43-29-10

36 SOG
37 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
CGY
SJS
game recap

Flames 4, Sharks 3

Wednesday, 02.08.2012 / 11:02 PM

calgaryflames.com

Three Stars of the Game
Olli Jokinen
1st
Olli Jokinen
C
G: 3Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 22:40
Jarome Iginla
2nd
Jarome Iginla
RW
G: 1Shots: 7
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 23:15
Joe Thornton
3rd
Joe Thornton
G: 0Shots: 6
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:57

SAN JOSE, CA -- Olli Jokinen notched his seventh career hat trick and Miikka Kiprusoff recorded his 300th career win in the Calgary Flames 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

Jokinen, whose third goal of the night was the game-winner, also had an assist in the game.

Kiprusoff, who is now just the 27th goaltender in League history to reach the 300-win plateau, made 34 saves in the outing.

Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi made 32 stops.

Jokinen collected his 14th goal of the season at 12:30 of the first period, the result of some excellent sustained pressure in the Sharks zone.

Jarome Iginla was able to corral the puck before the Sharks could converge on it, sending it back to Chris Butler. The blueliner sent a hard shot on net from the point and Jokinen deflected it over Antti Niemi.

Jokinen scored his second goal of the night on a second period power play.

Alex Tanguay sent a hard shot from the point wide of the net in hopes one of his teammates could grab the rebound. Jokinen jammed away at the loose puck, eventually slipping it past the netminder.

The Sharks got themselves on the board when Logan Couture sent a wrister past Kiprusoff, extending his point streak to seven games.

Joe Pavelski tied it up just 83 seconds later, taking a perfect pass from Joe Thornton from behind the net and wristing it into the back of the net.

The Flames drew ahead 11:15 of the second stanza when Jokinen made a perfect pass to Iginla and the captain snapped a hard shot past Niemi for his 21st goal of the season.

San Jose was able to tie it up early in the third period when Michal Hanzus scored on the power play but the Flames pushed right back after the equalizer.

Jokinen completed his hat trick when Tanguay capitalized on a Colin White turnover, dished him the puck and the pivot snapped his 16th tally of the campaign into the back of the net.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:30
CGY
Olli Jokinen (14) Tip-in - ASST: Chris Butler (11), Jarome Iginla (23)
1 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
02:36
CGY
PPG - Olli Jokinen (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Tanguay (21), Mike Cammalleri (14)
2 - 0 CGY
06:29
SJS
Logan Couture (23) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryane Clowe (21), Joe Thornton (34)
2 - 1 CGY
07:52
SJS
Joe Pavelski (20) Wrist shot - ASST: Joe Thornton (35), Patrick Marleau (22)
2 - 2 Tie
11:15
CGY
Jarome Iginla (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Olli Jokinen (29)
3 - 2 CGY
3rd Period
00:49
SJS
PPG - Michal Handzus (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Brent Burns (15)
3 - 3 Tie
03:25
CGY
Olli Jokinen (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Tanguay (22)
4 - 3 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
19:43
SJS
Douglas Murray  Hooking against  Blair Jones
2nd Period
02:21
SJS
Benn Ferriero  Interference against  Blair Jones
10:31
SJS
Andrew Desjardins  Fighting (maj) against  Cory Sarich
10:31
CGY
Cory Sarich  Fighting (maj) against  Andrew Desjardins
17:29
SJS
Patrick Marleau  Interference against  Jarome Iginla
3rd Period
00:44
CGY
Mark Giordano  Hi-sticking against  Joe Thornton
10:23
CGY
Krystofer Kolanos  Roughing against  Jim Vandermeer
10:23
SJS
Jim Vandermeer  Roughing against  Krystofer Kolanos
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
Saves: 34EV: 33 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .919SH: 0 - 0
Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi
22-12-5
SA: 36TOI: 58:05
Saves: 32EV: 28 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0