NHL Game Summary - Calgary at San Jose|
(Thursday, November 13th)
Final Score: San Jose 6, Calgary 1
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Joe Pavelski registered two goals and an
assist, as the San Jose Sharks trumped the Calgary Flames, 6-1, at HP
Milan Michalek added two goals, while Rob Blake, Christian Ehrhoff and Dan
Boyle each collected three assists for San Jose, which snapped a modest two-
game losing streak. Brian Boucher made 23 saves in his fourth consecutive
start in place of Evgeni Nabokov, who remains sidelined with a lower
Miikka Kiprusoff had a miserable night for the Flames, who have dropped five
of their last seven games. The Finnish netminder let in four goals on 20 shots
in a forgettable first period for Calgary, which was thoroughly dominated.
Curtis McElhinney replaced Kiprusoff at the beginning of the second period and
allowed two goals on 26 shots the rest of the way.
San Jose scored four goals, including three with the man advantage, in the
opening 20 minutes to chase Kiprusoff from the crease. Pavelski buried a
rebound off the Blake shot to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead at the 8:04 mark.
Michalek netted an even-strength marker just 27 seconds later, then Patrick
Marleau hammered in a rebound, and Joe Thornton capped the outburst with 2:18
"It was a barrage. I mean we gave up 20 shots in the first period," said
Calgary head coach Mike Keenan. "So we made the (goalie) change just for the
sake of trying to change some momentum of some kind."
Michalek's second tally accounted for all the scoring in the middle stanza,
and Pavelski made it 6-0 with another power-play goal 3:35 into the third
Mike Cammalleri broke up Boucher's shutout bid, scoring a power-play goal with
9:47 to play.
The Flames have lost four in a row on the road...San Jose finished 4-for-9 on
the power play, while Calgary was 1-for-4...The Sharks are 10-0-1 at
home...San Jose right winger Mike Grier left the game in the second period
with a lower body injury and did not return.
11/14 02:53:29 ET