Calgary at San Jose

    Sharks 5, Flames 1

    CBS wire reports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Vesa Toskala came within three minutes of his second straight shutout and Milan Michalek scored two goals to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Saturday night.

    Toskala, before giving up a late third-period goal to Andrei Zyuzin, had gone more than 119 minutes without allowing a preseason goal. He shut out Vancouver on Tuesday and seems to have secured the starting goalie role in his battle with Evgeni Nabokov.

    Patrick Marleau, Mark Bell and Joe Thornton added goals as the Sharks (6-2-0 in the preseason) finished winning five of their final six games.

    Jamie McLennan and Brent Krahn combined to record 28 saves on 33 shots as the Flames (3-3-1) closed out their preseason with three straight losses.

    Michalek took the NHL lead when he scored his sixth goal of the preseason, taking a pass from right wing Steve Bernier and tapping the puck past McLennan with 1:14 left in the first period. He added his seventh goal of the preseason and second of the game midway through the third period.

    The Sharks made it 2-0 when Patrick Marleau scored his third goal of the preseason after grabbing a rebound and catching McLennan leaning the wrong way.

    Bell, the Sharks' top offseason acquisition, ran the score to 3-0 when he scored his first goal of the preseason in the third. It landed behind Krahn in the upper left corner of the net.

    Thornton, the league's reigning MVP, scored on a 5-on-3 power play when he caught his own rebound and tipped it past Krahn.

    Calgary gave starting goalie Miikka Kiprusoff the night off.

    Sharks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff left the game midway through the second period with upper body soreness and was listed as day-to-day.

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