San Jose at Calgary

Regehr's game winner sinks Sharks

CBS wire reports

CALGARY, Alberta -- Robyn Regehr scored the go-ahead goal on a harmless-looking wrist shot in the third period, and the Calgary Flames sent the San Jose Sharks to their seventh straight loss with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

Roman Hamrlik and Tony Amonte also scored for Calgary, which has won 10 of 11. The Flames tied Vancouver for the top spot in the Northwest Division with 30 points.

The Sharks got goals from Tom Preissing and Grant Stevenson, who made his NHL debut. Stevenson is the grandson of Hall of Fame goalie Glenn Hall.

With the score tied 1-all midway through the third period, Shean Donovan worked the puck back to Regehr at the blue line and the defenseman's low shot was muffed by goalie Evgeni Nabokov, who stuck out his glove in an attempt to catch it and missed it altogether.

It was redemption for Regehr, whose holding penalty in the opening minute of the third period led to a power-play goal by Stevenson that tied the score at 1.

Stevenson was recalled earlier in the day from Cleveland of the AHL, where he led the team in goals (eight) and points (16). Hall was at the game to watch his grandson's debut.

Amonte gave the Flames some insurance at 16:27 of the third period, jamming in a rebound to make it 3-1 after Nabokov stopped Darren McCarty's slap shot.

The extra goal turned out to be pivotal when Preissing scored with seven seconds remaining after Nabokov was pulled, cutting it to 3-2.

Three of San Jose's seven consecutive losses have come in shootouts.

After getting the night off Monday in Calgary's 3-2 win at Colorado, Miikka Kiprusoff returned to the net and made 20 saves.

Kiprusoff's best stop came with the score tied 1-all in the third. With the Sharks breaking in on a 2-on-1, Kiprusoff slid across in an acrobatic move to get his blocker on a shot by Mark Smith after he was set up with what appeared to be an open net on Milan Michalek's pass.

Nabokov, who finished with 22 stops, is winless in five games since returning from a shoulder injury.

With San Jose down 1-0, Patrick Marleau's shot from the blue line hit a crowd in front of the Flames' net and the puck caromed to out to Stevenson, who quickly fired it past Kiprusoff from the slot.

Calgary opened the scoring at 11:35 of the second period. Jarome Iginla crossed the Sharks' blue line and dropped the puck to Hamrlik, who skated in and fired a hard slap shot from the top of the faceoff circle over Nabokov's shoulder.


Donovan, who returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch the previous game, has gone 21 games without a goal. ... San Jose LW Nils Ekman was a scratch for the third time in four games. Ekman was second on the Sharks with 55 points in the 2003-04 season.

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San Jose (8-9-4)0022
Calgary  (14-8-2) «0123
Three Stars
M. Kiprusoff

Saves: 20
Save Pct.: .909
R. Hamrlik

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
R. Regehr

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
11:35Roman Hamrlik (4), Snap Shot - Assists: Jarome Iginla and Steve Reinprecht
01:31Power Play - Grant Stevenson, Wrist Shot - Assists: Patrick Marleau and Marco Sturm
11:14Robyn Regehr (2), Slap Shot - Assists: Shean Donovan and Stephane Yelle
16:27Tony Amonte (6), Snap Shot - Assists: Darren McCarty and Marcus Nilson
19:53Tom Preissing (4), Slap Shot - Assists: Patrick Marleau and Marcel Goc
Penalty Summary
10:20Leopold: Hooking - 2 min.
15:34Simon: Delaying Game - 2 min.
00:41Regehr: Holding - 2 min.
08:41Michalek: Holding - 2 min.
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