NHL Game Summary - Calgary at San Jose
(Monday, February 6th)
Final Score: Calgary 4, San Jose 3
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Daymond Langkow notched his 17th goal of the season and Robyn Regehr donated three assists as Calgary finally solved the San Jose Sharks on the road with a 4-3 win at HP Pavilion.
Chuck Kobasew, Chris Simon and Matthew Lombardi also scored while Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves for Calgary, which picked up its first win in San Jose since January 3, 2001.
Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo both scored late in the third period to turn a 4-1 affair into a one-goal game, but San Jose was unable to pull even. Evgeni Nabokov allowed four goals on 29 shots for the Sharks, who have lost three straight and six of seven.
The Sharks drew first blood 8:45 into the contest, as Patrick Marleau blasted a shot from the top of the left circle that beat Kiprusoff low and to the glove side for the power-play tally.
Calgary answered with goals late in the first period and early in the second to assume a 2-1 edge.
Langkow netted the equalizer with 2:34 remaining in the opening frame, flicking a backhander from the right slot that sailed high past Nabokov and just underneath the crossbar for a power-play goal.
Skating again with the man advantage after Nabokov was whistled for tripping, Calgary cashed in at the 4:31 mark of the second to go in front. Kobasew took a pass from Kristian Huselius down low on the left side and took a couple whacks at it before pushing the disc past the netminder.
Simon got his fourth goal of the season midway through the middle stanza to make it 3-1, as he one-timed home Stephane Yelle's pass from behind the net.
Lombardi scored the eventual game-winner 2:43 into the third, as he rushed into the zone, slid behind the defense and poked the disc through Nabokov's five-hole while crashing to the ice.
Michalek pulled San Jose to within 4-2 on a slapshot from the left circle with 6:29 remaining. Then, just 11 seconds after Mike Leclerc went into the penalty box for interference, Cheechoo gathered a generous Joe Thornton rebound in front and beat Kiprusoff glove side to make 4-3 with 4:58 remaining.
"They started to get the puck in deep, and forechecking us hard. We just got to be ready to answer that when they come," said Cheechoo.
The Sharks pulled their goaltender late and had several good looks at a potential equalizer, but were unable to light the lamp.
Calgary snapped a three-game losing streak...The Flames entered Monday's game 0-6-2 in their last eight trips to San Jose...This was the first time in 11 meetings between these two teams that the road team has come out on top...The Flames are 13-12-4 on the road...San Jose is 14-7-5 at home.
02/07 02:13:12 ET