Flames at Sharks Preview: Be careful playing with fire

The Sharks (8-6-3) are back in San Jose, hoping that home ice advantage really will be an advantage against the Calgary Flames (10-6-1).

For the Sharks, it was a troubling two-game road trip. Martin Jones walked out of Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars with 4 goals against and an .818 save percentage, while Aaron Dell finished Friday’s 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues with 4 goals against and a .871 save percentage. Both goalies were better than their numbers, but not phenomenal enough to win, as we’ve seen goalies on lesser teams do to the Sharks frequently.

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As for the Flames, they sit above Wholesale nhl jerseys
the Sharks in the Pacific Division standings, holding onto the second spot in this young season. The Flames shutout the basement dwelling Los Angeles Kings last night.
Calgary has been solid in the few week and a half, winning five of their last six games, a few in come-from-behind fashion. On Nov. 2, the Flames scored five straight goals in the third period to rally past the Colorado Avalanche. Two days later, the Flames rallied again, scoring three in the third period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3. Calgary lost 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

When watching the Flames, you obviously need to keep an eye on Johnny Gaudreau, who leads the team with 19 points. Amazingly, “Johnny Hockey” doesn’t lead the team in goals, that honor goes to another young gun, Elias Lindholm who has 9 goals so far. Defenseman Mark Giordano is the biggest threat on the Flames blueline. He has 14 assists and a pair of goals to his name.

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