Sharks eke out a 1-0 win against the Flames

CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 24: Mike Cammalleri #93 of the Calgary Flames can't find the puck as he is watched by Antti Niemi #31 and Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks in first period NHL action on January 24, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

The Sharks have rarely been outchanced this season by teams outside of the Western Conference's "Big Four" of Detroit, Vancouver, St. Louis and Chicago but they were edged out on the chance count tonight and the margin had the potential to be wider if it wasn't for a stellar second period in which San Jose allowed just one Flames scoring chance.

After a relative snoozefest through two periods, the game really opened up in the third with the Flames dominating early in the frame before the Sharks generated a glut of good looks at the net before and after the goal by Benn Ferriero. Calgary pressured with a few chances to tie the game late in the third, including two opportunities by Jarome Iginla with Miikka Kiprusoff pulled, but were unsuccessful as Antti Niemi picked up the shutout.

Best EV Forward: Joe Thornton (+2), John McCarthy (+2)

Worst EV Forward: Patrick Marleau (-3)

Best EV Defenseman: Dan Boyle (+2), Justin Braun (+2)

Worst EV Defenseman: Jason Demers (-5)

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 3 5 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 6 9 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 14 15 14 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Period Time Note SJS Opponent
SJS 1 13:52 Pavelski 3 8 19 31 61 69 4 10 13 22 34 44 5v5
CGY 1 10:45 Jokinen 5 8 19 31 60 69 4 10 13 22 34 44 5v5
CGY 1 9:36 Brodie 3 17 26 31 61 64 6 7 16 19 34 40 5v5
CGY 1 7:10 Stempniak 8 19 22 31 44 69 4 10 13 22 34 44 5v5
CGY 1 4:49 Cammalleri 12 22 31 39 44 78 4 11 12 34 44 93 5v5
CGY 1 2:27 Kostopoulos 3 17 26 31 61 64 6 7 16 19 34 40 5v5
SJS 1 1:01 Ferriero 12 22 31 39 44 78 13 22 23 34 44 93 5v5
SJS 1 0:58 Marleau 12 22 31 39 44 78 13 22 23 34 44 93 5v5
CGY 2 17:25 Iginla 31 39 44 60 69 78 6 7 12 13 34 93 5v5
SJS 2 10:13 Boyle 17 22 31 43 44 64 6 7 11 12 34 93 5v5
SJS 2 10:09 McCarthy 17 22 31 43 44 64 6 7 11 12 34 93 5v5
SJS 2 6:22 Mitchell 17 22 31 43 44 64 6 8 10 16 34 44 5v5
SJS 2 4:52 Braun 3 17 31 43 61 64 4 10 12 13 34 44 5v5
SJS 2 4:12 Vandermeer 2 10 22 26 31 44 4 10 13 22 34 44 5v5
CGY 3 19:41 Backlund 12 22 31 39 44 78 5 11 12 23 34 93 5v5
CGY 3 15:33 Kostopoulos 12 31 39 44 60 78 5 8 10 16 23 34 5v5
CGY 3 14:54 Cammalleri 12 22 31 39 44 78 4 11 12 34 44 93 5v5
CGY 3 14:18 Tanguay 3 8 19 31 61 69 4 13 22 34 40 44 5v5
CGY 3 13:29 Comeau 17 31 43 44 60 64 7 10 15 19 34 44 5v5
CGY 3 13:27 Jackman 17 31 43 44 60 64 6 7 10 15 19 34 5v5
SJS 3 12:09 Pavelski 3 8 19 31 61 69 4 11 12 34 44 93 5v5
SJS 3 9:21 Desjardins 5 8 19 31 61 69 6 7 13 22 34 40 5v5
SJS 3 8:27 Couture 12 22 31 39 44 78 5 11 12 23 34 93 5v5
SJS 3 8:25 Goal - Ferriero 12 22 31 39 44 78 5 11 12 23 34 93 5v5
SJS 3 8:07 Pavelski 3 8 19 31 61 69 4 13 22 34 40 44 5v5
CGY 3 3:45 Giordano 12 22 31 39 44 78 4 5 12 13 34 93 5v5
SJS 3 2:20 Pavelski 8 19 22 31 44 4 12 34 44 93 4v4
CGY 3 1:22 Iginla 5v4 8 12 22 31 44 5 12 13 40 93 4v4
CGY 3 1:06 Iginla 5v4 8 12 22 31 44 5 12 13 40 93 4v4

# Player EV PP SH
2 J. VANDERMEER 8:13 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
3 D. MURRAY 16:30 4 3 0:18 0 0 0:36 0 0
5 C. WHITE 15:20 1 1 0:18 0 0 1:24 0 0
8 J. PAVELSKI 17:23 5 5 1:47 0 0 1:24 0 0
10 B. WINCHESTER 8:34 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
12 P. MARLEAU 16:13 4 7 1:21 0 0 1:24 0 0
17 T. MITCHELL 13:44 4 4 0:31 0 0 0:00 0 0
19 J. THORNTON 16:14 5 3 1:47 0 0 0:00 0 0
22 D. BOYLE 23:33 9 7 1:52 0 0 0:00 0 0
26 M. HANDZUS 9:52 1 2 0:31 0 0 0:05 0 0
31 A. NIEMI 55:42 14 15 2:18 0 0 2:00 0 0
39 L. COUTURE 16:06 4 6 1:39 0 0 0:31 0 0
43 J. MCCARTHY 13:15 4 2 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
44 M. VLASIC 24:33 9 11 0:08 0 0 1:24 0 0
60 J. DEMERS 14:43 0 5 0:39 0 0 0:00 0 0
61 J. BRAUN 16:45 5 3 0:00 0 0 0:36 0 0
64 J. MCGINN 13:22 4 4 0:31 0 0 0:00 0 0
69 A. DESJARDINS 16:07 4 4 0:08 0 0 0:36 0 0
78 B. FERRIERO 16:03 4 6 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0

Head-to-head scoring chances:

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Small sample size and all that, but the third line has looked markedly better over the past few weeks whenever McLellan opts to remove Michal Handzus from it, regardless of the replacement (Tommy Wingels stepped in for Zeus in Chicago and helped form the only trio that drove the play forward in that game). There isn't a lot else to be said about this game, apart from the disclaimer that Marleau, Pavelski, Boyle and Vlasic were better at even strength than their chance differentials indicate since they were out there essentially killing a penalty with Kiprusoff pulled at 4v4.

More stats from the game: Corsi/Fenwick, Shift Charts, H2H Ice Time, Zonestarts, Play-By-Play, Box Score

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