Jan 30, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock (32) makes a save as Calgary Flames left wing T.J. Galiardi (39) tries to score and San Jose Sharks defenseman Jason Demers (5) defends during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks Head to Calgary to Take on Flames: Game Preview


The last time the San Jose Sharks were away from home, they swept a three-game road trip. They’ll embark on a brief one starting Monday night, as they head to Calgary to take on the Flames.

San Jose is on a roll, with a 7-1-1 record in its last nine games. However, the Sharks have lost two of three, including a 3-2 shootout defeat to the Capitals at home on Saturday. They have not lost two games in a row in nearly two months.

Meanwhile, the Flames are out of the playoff picture, but are still a dangerous squad. They are coming off an 8-1 thrashing of the Oilers on Saturday on the road.

This is the fifth time these teams will play this season, with the Sharks winning three of four meeting thus far.

Tale of the Tape

Sharks

  • Goals for per game: 2.93 (7th)
  • Goals against per game: 2.32 (4th)
  • Shots per game: 34.9 (1st)
  • Shots against per game: 27.7 (5th)
  • Penalty minutes: 658 (5th)
  • Power play percentage: 16.0% (22nd)
  • Penalty kill percentage: 84.7% (5th)

Flames:

  • Goals for per game: 2.48 (T-21nd)
  • Goals against per game: 2.92 (25th)
  • Shots per game: 26.8 (28th)
  • Shots against per game: 28.0 (6th)
  • Penalty minutes: 791 (19th)
  • Power play percentage: 15.5% (24th)
  • Penalty kill percentage: 81.8% (17th)

Top Performers

Sharks: Joe Thornton (11 G, 58 A), Joe Pavelski (34 G, 33 A), Patrick Marleau (30 G, 32 A)

Flames: Jiri Hudler (15 G, 31 A), Matt Giordano (12 G, 31 A), Mikael Backlund (18 G, 20 A)

Injury Report

Sharks: : Tomas Hertl (knee) and Brad Stuart (upper body) are on IR. Raffi Torres (soreness) did not play Thursday.

Flames: David Jones (shoulder), Markus Granlund (upper body) and Dennis Wideman (upper body) are out.

Probable Lines

SAN JOSE (46-18-8)

Forwards

Pavelski-Thornton-Burns

Marleau-Couture-Nieto

Wingels-Sheppard-Havlat

Brown-Desjardins-Burish

Defensemen

Vlasic-Demers

Hannan-Boyle

Irwin-Braun

Goalies

Niemi

Stalock

CALGARY (29-35-7)

Forwards

Glencross-Stajan-Hudler

Cammalleri-Backlund-Byron

Agositon-Monahan-Bouma

Westgarth-Colborne-McGrattan

Defensemen

Giordano-Brodie

Smid-Wotherspoon

Russell-Butler

Goalies

Ramo

MacDonald

Game Info

Opening Face-off: 6:00 PM PST

Location: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

TV: LOCAL

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