Sharks lose in shootout, but clinch playoff spot - NBC Sports

Sharks lose in shootout, but clinch playoff spot
GI
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 24: Tyreke Evans #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA game on March 24, 2014 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
March 25, 2014, 12:22 am

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The San Jose Sharks clinched a playoff spot by getting a point in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Mike Cammalleri scored the only goal in the shootout for Calgary.

Cammalleri moved in from the right wing and went short side on Alex Stalock, setting off a roar from the Saddledome crowd.

Karri Ramo, who finished with 33 saves, stopped Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and James Sheppard for the win.

Joe Colborne scored in regulation for Calgary. The Flames have won 10 of their past 13 on home ice.

It was also Calgary's league-leading 43rd one-goal game. They are two away from the club record of 45 set in 2005-06.

Sheppard scored in regulation for San Jose, which had its four-game road winning streak end.

San Jose increased its lead atop the Pacific Division to two points over Anaheim. The Ducks have two games in hand.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Channel Finder