Chris Drury had two goals and an assist during Calgary’s four-goal third period as the Flames rallied to beat the Sharks 4-3 Saturday night.
“In the third period, you just have to keep the game simple and not give any life to the other team,” San Jose forward Teemu Selanne said. “When the other team scores four goals like that it’s embarrassing.”
Conroy and Martin Gelinas also scored for Calgary, which won for the first time in 28 games when trailing after two periods. The Flames improved to 2-5-2-1 in their last 10 games.
“This was a huge win for us for our confidence,” Conroy said. “We’re a proud group in here and we want to win games. Whether we’re in the playoffs or not, we want to win and we want to win every night.”
“Obviously it’s upsetting to lose,” Dimitrakos said. “But you have to look forward, you can’t look back, we can’t worry about this.”
Nolan had to be helped off the ice with a back injury with 10 seconds left in the game after being cross-checked by Robyn Regehr. No penalty was called.
Fahey was cut above his left eye after setting up Smith’s goal at 8:04 of the first period, which gave San Jose a 2-0 lead.
As Fahey carried the puck into the Flames’ corner, his pass into the slot deflected off defenseman Jordan Leopold’s skate and bounced straight to Smith who slapped a low shot past Turek.
The celebration by Smith and the Sharks was cut short when they realized Fahey was crumpled on the ice behind the Flames’ goal. Fahey had been taken heavily into the end glass by Regehr. Fahey was helped off the ice and kept out of the remainder of the game.
Sharks center Mike Ricci also left the game when he was hit in the face andcut by the puck in the second period while sitting on the bench.
San Jose had won four straight against the Flames and was unbeaten in its last seven against Calgary (4-0-3). … The Sharks have gone a team-record nine straight games without surrendering a power-play goal, killing off 35penalties.