Kane Gets 2 Goals, Assist as Sharks Beat Flames

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San Jose responded in a big way, getting contributions on offense, defense, and between the pipes to defeat the Flames 5-2 and move within two points of first place in the Pacific Division standings.

Kane scored twice and added an assist in the Sharks' 5-2 victory Thursday night.

"We're in the same division, they're a top team", said Kane, who had a game-high eight shots and was plus-3. "Those points are so valuable". Jones had two huge saves on Flames' top scorer Johnny Gaudreau that easily could have put the momentum back in Calgary's favor, including one on a penalty kill late in the third frame. The Sharks have won four straight to move within two points of Calgary for the Pacific Division lead.

With a four-game road trip kicking off Saturday night in Vancouver and defenceman Travis Hamonic leaving the game with what appeared to be a hand injury, Thursday was not a good night for the Flames by any stretch of the imagination, and there's no use pretending otherwise. That opened up the floodgates, leading to Brent Burns' nifty short-handed goal and Tomas Hertl's tip-in of fellow countryman Radim Simek's shot.

"Their power play looked really, really unsafe and he probably made six or seven quality saves that probably saved us the game", said San Jose captain Joe Thornton.

Throughout a tense couple of minutes, the Flames largely kept the Sharks to the outside in the offensive zone and were able to draw first blood on the scoreboard after some effective forechecking led to captain Mark Giordano flinging the puck at the Sharks net before Mark Jankowski deflected it past Martin Jones at 4:36 of the opening stanza.

Kane tied it at 12:39 when he spun and sent a shot on net that dribbled through the pads of Rittich.

It was at that point Peters made the call to end the shaky Rittich's night, but that didn't stop the bleeding.

"He didn't look comfortable". Smith stopped 16-of-19 shots and took the loss. "It's just amusing, (there were) weird things, I think their goalie didn't even stop some of them, it was their d-men who were making saves and, honestly, if we keep getting looks like that we're going to score goals, so we've got to stick with our structure on the powerplay".

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It didn't start off any better for Smith, who was beaten by Hertl on a deflection 22 seconds after entering the game. "You get one of those and it's a one-goal game with 13 or 15 minutes to go, I think it changes things".

"You've got to bear down", said Calgary's Sean Monahan, who finished a game-worst minus-3.

They outshot the Sharks 38-30 and had at least a half-dozen chances in the second and third periods where it seemed nearly impossible the puck didn't find the back of the Sharks' net.

In one furious stretch on the power play, Calgary had a bunch of risky opportunities that were either stopped or didn't get through, punctuated by Lindholm's shot at an empty net hitting Simek in the chest, with Jones trapped out of the net.

On his next shift, Lindholm raced down the ice on a two on one and wired a shot off the goal post.

Hertl put the game away with a power-play goal with 1:23 remaining.

"Five-on-five he looked great, but five-on-four he looked spectacular", Joe Thornton gushed about Jones after the game. With 1,047 career assists, he moved within two of Gordie Howe for ninth on the National Hockey League list. Calgary fell to 24-4-1 when scoring first.

One of those snake-bitten was Elias Lindholm, who had his 10-game point streak snapped.

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