San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Pavelski scored twice as the San Jose
Sharks edged the Calgary Flames, 3-2, on Monday.
Fresh off his first career hat trick, a natural one, in a 5-4 win over Tampa
Bay on Saturday, Pavelski recorded his 26th and 27th goals of the season, with
the last one helping the Sharks win a fourth straight game.
Tommy Wingels had the other goal, while Antti Niemi allowed two goals on 23
shots for San Jose, which has won all three matchups with Calgary this season.
Kevin Westgarth and Jiri Hudler lit the lamp for the Flames, who have dropped
four straight and seven of eight. Karri Ramo gave up all three goals on 27
shots in the loss.
Before the game, Calgary head coach Bob Hartley was issued a $25,000 fine from
the NHL stemming from his actions in Saturday's game against Vancouver.
Calgary got the first goal of the game at 4:08 of the first period as Hudler
dragged the puck from the left boards to the front before backhanding in a
shot for his 13th of the year.
The Sharks, though, scored two goals on two shots later in the frame to take a
The first goal came at 12:22 as Justin Braun sent a shot on net from the right
point that went in off of Pavelski in front of the net. Just 21 seconds later,
Wingels' sweep shot from the right boards snuck into the net for his 10th of
However, the Flames scored less than a minute later to tie the game as Brain
McGrattan's wrister from the right point was stopped, but Westgarth was in the
slot to snap home the rebound for his first goal of the year.
The score stayed that way until San Jose was awarded a power play in the
second period after Matt Stajan was issued the only penalty of the game for
On the advantage, Joe Thornton threw a shot on net from the left point that
was redirected in by Pavelski for a 3-2 lead with 5:06 to play in the frame.
Calgary was unable to get much going in the final period, and pulled Ramo with
1 1/2 minutes to play for an extra attacker, but were unable to get any
quality chances before time expired.
Calgary hosts Phoenix on Wednesday to open a five-game homestand ... San Jose,
which opened a four-game home run, hosts Winnipeg on Thursday.
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