Chris Drury had two goals and an assist during Calgary's
four-goal third period as the Flames rallied to beat the Sharks 4-3
''In the third period, you just have to keep the game simple and
not give any life to the other team,'' San Jose forward Teemu
Selanne said. ''When the other team scores four goals like that
Conroy and Martin Gelinas also scored for Calgary, which won for
the first time in 28 games when trailing after two periods. The
Flames improved to 2-5-2-1 in their last 10 games.
''This was a huge win for us for our confidence,'' Conroy said.
''We're a proud group in here and we want to win games. Whether
we're in the playoffs or not, we want to win and we want to win
''Obviously it's upsetting to lose,'' Dimitrakos said. ''But you
have to look forward, you can't look back, we can't worry about
Nolan had to be helped off the ice with a back injury with 10
seconds left in the game after being cross-checked by Robyn Regehr.
No penalty was called.
Fahey was cut above his left eye after setting up Smith's goal
at 8:04 of the first period, which gave San Jose a 2-0 lead.
As Fahey carried the puck into the Flames' corner, his pass into
the slot deflected off defenseman Jordan Leopold's skate and
bounced straight to Smith who slapped a low shot past Turek.
The celebration by Smith and the Sharks was cut short when they
realized Fahey was crumpled on the ice behind the Flames' goal.
Fahey had been taken heavily into the end glass by Regehr. Fahey
was helped off the ice and kept out of the remainder of the game.
Sharks center Mike Ricci also left the game when he was hit in
the face and cut by the puck in the second period while sitting on
San Jose had won four in a row against the Flames and was
unbeaten in its last seven against Calgary (4-0-3). ... The Sharks
have gone a team-record nine consecutive games without surrendering a
power-play goal, killing off 35 penalties.