CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- Seventeen months after meeting
in the Western Conference Finals, the San Jose Sharks and
Calgary Flames are headed in opposite directions.
The Flames look for their 10th win in 11 games, while the Sharks
try to snap a six-game losing streak Wednesday when the teams
square off at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
Calgary, which defeated San Jose in six games to advance to the
Stanley Cup Finals in 2004, has continued its winning ways this
The Flames' latest victory came Monday in a 3-2 shootout triumph
over Colorado. Byron Ritchie and Craig MacDonald scored
first-period goals and Tony Amonte tallied in the shootout for
Calgary, which got 33 saves from backup goaltender Philippe
Meanwhile, San Jose dropped its sixth straight contest on
Monday - a 2-1 shootout loss to Edmonton. The Sharks, who have
a total of 11 goals in their last seven games, have had three
of their last four defeats come in shootouts.
The Sharks took the only meeting with the Flames this season,
posting a 3-2 shootout triumph on October 29.