Originally posted on Red Mile  |  Last updated 1/18/12
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez The San Jose Sharks capitalized on two of three shootout attempts to seal a come-from-behind, 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames tonight. Both Michael Handzus and Brent Burns beat Miikka Kiprusoff, while Antti Niemi stopped Jarome Iginla and Michael Cammalleri in the shootout. After a scoreless first period, Chris Butler finally found the back of the net for his 2nd goal of the season midway through the second. It was an absolute laser of a slap shot that beat Sharks goalie Niemi to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. The 1-0 lead stood until the middle of the third period when Torrey Mitchell put a rebound past Kipper into the Flames net. The rest of the third period was a hard-fought battle with many chances for both teams, but Niemi and Kiprusoff proved to be better and sent the game to overtime. In the extra frame, the Flames dodged a bullet when a goaltender interference call negated a San Jose goal. After the Sharks piled out on the ice to celebrate, the ...
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