Stajan, Flames beat Sharks in OT
Flames get crucial win, 4th straight win
Matt Stajan scored in overtime and Jarome Iginla joined elite company with another 30-goal season as the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Tuesday in a pivotal Western Conference encounter with the San Jose Sharks.
In the final minute of the extra period, the Flames broke in on a two-on-one and executed it perfectly with Blake Comeau sending a pass across to Stajan, who fired his fifth goal of the season into the open side.
Sven Baertschi also scored for the Flames (33-25-12), who have four straight.
Logan Couture scored his 29th and 30th goals for San Jose (34-25-10). Despite having just one win in their last seven games (1-3-3), the Sharks' single point moves them into the eighth spot in the Western Conference.
Calgary and Colorado are even with the Sharks at 78 points, but San Jose has one game in hand on Calgary and two on the Avalanche.
Couture tied the game 1:22 into the third period as the Sharks third-ranked power play, after going 0-for-4 through the first two periods, finally converted with the extra man.
|Western Playoff Race||Pts.||GR||ROW|
|7. Phoenix Coyotes||79||12||29|
|8. San Jose Sharks||78||13||28|
|9. Calgary Flames||78||12||30|
|10. Los Angeles Kings||78||12||28|
|11. Colorado Avalanche||78||11||29|