Benn Ferriero scored and Antti Niemi made 25 saves to lead the San Jose Sharks over the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Tuesday night in the final game before All-Star break for both teams.
Ferriero's goal came with 8:25 to go in the third period on a scramble in front of Calgary's net. Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff made stops on Dan Boyle and Logan Couture before the puck bounced in the air, where Ferriero gloved it down and slapped it in.
Calgary generated only 11 shots during the first 40 minutes, but Niemi was much busier in the third in earning his third shutout of the season.
Niemi made three excellent saves to keep the game scoreless, including a glove save off Mikael Backlund on the opening shift of the period. Niemi also got a glove on Alex Tanguay's backhand attempt on a breakaway 5 minutes later, and jabbed out a pad to deny Tim Jackman on a dangerous rebound from close-in.
Niemi was again tested in the final 90 seconds as the Flames pulled their goalie and poured on the press...