San Jose 5, Calgary 3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Steve Bernier scored three goals to lead
the San Jose Sharks to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on
Wednesday night.

Curtis Brown scored the go-ahead goal 5:42 into the third period
for the Sharks, who improved their preseason record to 5-1. Milan
Michalek had a goal and two assists, while rookie defenseman
Marc-Edouard Vlasic added his first goal for San Jose.

Patrick Marleau had three assists and Kyle McLaren added a pair.

Kristian Huselius had two power-play goals for the Flames
(3-1-1). Jarome Iginla also scored and Jamie Lundmark had two

Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves to record his first win of the
preseason for the Sharks, while Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff
stopped 16 shots.

The Sharks opened the scoring 2:26 into the game on a power play
when Vlasic's shot snuck past Kiprusoff, who was screened on the

The Flames responded during a man advantage of their own
slightly more than 2 minutes later when Huselius swatted home a
loose rebound past Nabokov.

Early in the second period, Alex Tanguay put a perfect pass onto
Iginla's stick to send the Calgary captain on a breakaway. Iginla
made a quick move and then slipped the puck through Nabokov's legs
to put Calgary up 2-1.

Bernier scored goals 43 seconds apart to put San Jose up by a

Huselius tied the contest at 15:58 of the second period when yet
another power-play rebound bounced right onto his stick. All he had
to do was direct it into the net behind Nabokov to even the score
at 3-3.

In the third, Brown tipped in a point shot by McLaren before
Bernier completed his hat trick when he fired a centering pass from
Michalek past Kiprusoff. Michalek then added an empty-netter.