Game Day

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:10 AM ET

SAN JOSE SHARKS AT CALGARY FLAMES

TONIGHT AT 7 P.M., 'DOME, TV: NONE, RADIO: FAN 960

COMING IN:

The Flames (13-8-2) won their first shootout Monday night in Colorado and inched their unimpressive road record (4-6-1) closer to .500. The Sharks dropped their sixth straight game -- their longest such streak in a decade -- when Ryan Smyth scored the second Oilers shootout goal of the night Monday for a 2-1 win in Edmonton.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Calgary lost 3-2 in a shootout at the HP Pavilion to end a lengthy October road trip on Nils Ekman's sudden-death goal. This is their second of four regular-season meetings this year. The Flames hold a 35-23-9 all-time record against the Sharks and are 18-10-4 at the 'Dome.

WHO'S HOT:

FLAMES -- D Jordan Leopold had two of his shots from the blueline tipped in for goals Monday night, giving the Flame his first multiple-point game of the season.

SHARKS -- F Patrick Marleau has scored a goal in each of his last two games.

WHO'S NOT:

FLAMES -- F Steve Reinprecht is pointless in his last four games after racking up seven in the three previous contests.

SHARKS -- G Evgeni Nabokov, who missed more than two weeks because of a shoulder injury, hasn't picked up a win since Oct. 15 and has lost his last four starts.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 16.1% (24-149, 22nd); Colorado 18.8% (27-143, 14th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.4% (27-138, 23rd); Colorado 85.1% (19-128, 5th).

INJURIES:

FLAMES -- F Matthew Lombardi (ankle) is out indefinitely.

SHARKS -- F Scott Parker (face) and G Vesa Toskala (groin) are on injured reserve.

NOTABLES:

Flames G Miikka Kiprusoff was 1-1 against his old team in the 2003-04 regular season with a 2.00 GAA and .915 save percentage ... F Shean Donovan, also a former Shark, scored the winning goal in both Calgary wins the last season ... The Flames are 9-0-1 when leading after two periods. Their only loss was a 3-2 shootout decision in San Jose Oct. 29.


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