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Monday, February 6th (All times eastern)

Calgary Flames (30-17-7) at San Jose Sharks (24-20-8), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames hope to end a three-game losing streak tonight. as they battle the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavillion.

The Flames suffered their third-straight defeat on Friday at home against the Vancouver Canucks. Henrik Sedin scored a goal and added an assist while twin brother Daniel picked up three assists to extinguish the Flames.

Jarome Iginla posted the only goal for the Flames, who have dropped three straight and five of their last six games overall. Miikka Kiprusoff allowed three goals on 22 shots in the setback.

Not only does Calgary have to worry about its current overall streak, but it also has some work to do in San Jose. The Flames have not won in San Jose since a 1-0 victory January 3, 2001. They are 0-6-2 and have dropped six in a row at the Shark Tank.

Calgary, which is tied with Vancouver atop the Northwest Division, will open a three-game homestand versus Anaheim, St. Louis and Vancouver after tonight.

The Flames are 12-12-4 on the road in 2005-06 and have split both meetings with the Sharks.

San Jose is 14-6-5 at home this season, but has dropped two in a row and four of its last six games overall.

On Saturday, the Sharks were shutout by the Mighty Ducks 2-0. They couldn't solve Anaheim netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who turned aside 35 shots to record his second shutout of the season.

Star forward Joe Thornton had his four-game point streak come to an end in the loss to Anaheim. However, Thornton has recorded three assists in two of his last three games against Calgary.

The home team in this series is unbeaten (9-0-1) in the last 10 meetings. Calgary, though, is only 1-11-3 in its last 15 trips to San Jose.

02/06 11:04:15 ET


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