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STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:46 PM ET

CALGARY FLAMES AT SAN JOSE SHARKS

TONIGHT AT 8:30 P.M., TV: NONE, RADIO: FAN 960

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COMING IN:

The Sharks (4-5-1) played the Kings in Los Angeles late last night and beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night. The Flames (4-7-1) played shorthanded for almost 17 minutes Thursday night in a 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.

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HEAD TO HEAD:

This is their first of four meetings this season. The Flames ousted the Sharks to take the Western Conference championship in 2004. Calgary holds the edge in all-time regular-season meetings between the franchises, 35-23-8-0. They split the 2003-04 regular-season series 2-2 with each team winning both home games.

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SHARKS ARRIVALS:

F Josh Langfeld and C Marcel Goc.

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SHARKS DEPARTURES:

D Mike Rathje, C Vincent Damphousse, D Jason Marshall, C Mike Ricci, F Curtis Brown, F Todd Harvey, F Alexander Korolyuk (returned to Europe).

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WHO'S HOT:

CALGARY -- Captain Jarome Iginla has a point in each of his last five games, although he's still without a multiple-point performance.

SAN JOSE -- Patrick Marleau scored the winning goal against Dallas Wednesday.

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WHO'S NOT:

CALGARY -- Winger Shean Donovan has struggled to find his scoring touch from 2003-04 with just one goal and no assists this season.

SAN JOSE -- Centre Alyn McCauley has no goals and three assists in 10 games.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

CALGARY -- Powerplay 27th (10-for-82, 12.2%); penalty killing 28th (20-for-82, 75%).

SAN JOSE -- Powerplay 26th (9-for-69, 13%) penalty killing 19th (10-for-56, 82%).

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INJURIES:

CALGARY -- D Robyn Regehr (knee) and F Matthew Lombardi (ankle) are out. F Darren McCarty (neck) is questionable.

SAN JOSE -- F Scott Parker (face), G Evgeni Nabokov (shoulder) and G Vesa Toskala (groin) are expected to miss tonight's game.

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NOTABLE:

Darren McCarty skated with teammates for the first time yesterday since taking a hit against the glass last Saturday.


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