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Gameday Blog: Sharks at Flames 2/7

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by Ann Frazier /

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Tonight the San Jose Sharks continue their swing through Western Canada with a stop in southern Alberta to take on the Calgary Flames. 

This is the third time these Pacific Division foes are facing off against each other. Their previous game on New Year's Eve saw the Sharks fall 8-5 to the Flames, while the first time they met the Sharks prevailed 3-1. 

The Sharks are coming off a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over the Winnipeg Jets. It was the third straight game the Sharks have won in overtime, having previous defeated both the Capitals and Coyotes in the extra frame. Joe Pavelski had the overtime winner, becoming the second player in franchise history to score a shorthanded overtime winner. Logan Couture and Marcus Sorensen also scored for the Sharks. 

It's a battle at the top of the Pacific Division, where the Flames lead with 73 points to the Sharks' 69. While somewhat comfortable near the top of the division - Vegas is five points behind the Sharks, and the threshold to be in playoff position is currently at 54 points - the Sharks look to close the gap on the Flames as the second half of the season progresses.

Sharks fans can tune into tonight's game on NBCSCA. In addition, Sharks fans can listen on 98.5 KFOX or the Sharks radio network, or tune in on the Sharks + SAP Center app. 

Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.

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