San Jose ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 triumph over Calgary on Saturday. Vincent Damphousse snapped a third-period tie with a goal on the power play.
Chicago and San Jose have met three times this season with each team winning once as well as skating to a tie. The Sharks got a goal and two assists from Damphousse in winning the last matchup, a 4-2 triumph on February 14.
Owen Nolan, who was traded to Toronto last week, scored a shorthanded goal and had two assists for San Jose, which converted three of six chances on the power play. Nolan assisted on Damphousse’s power-play goal that snapped a tie with just over five minutes left.
Chicago is nearly out of playoff contention, trailing eighth-place Edmonton by 11 points in the Western Conference standings. San Jose, which won its first Pacific Division title last year, is three points behind Chicago.