Monahan scores shootout winner, Flames beat Wild
Kris Versteeg and Sean Monahan scored in a shootout to lift Calgary past Minnesota. Versteeg and Mikael Backlund scored in regulation for the Flames, who have won two straight and four of their past six. Chad Johnson made 23 saves and has won six of his past seven starts. Chris Stewart and Mikko Koivu replied for the Wild (11-8-4), who have lost three straight. Jason Pominville got the Wild’s shootout goal.
SHARKS 2, CANADIENS 1
Goalie Martin Jones outdueled Carey Price as the San Jose Sharks continued their home domination of the Montreal Canadiens with a 2-1 win on Friday night at sold-out SAP Center. Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored first-period goals and Jones made 31 saves as the hosts wrapped up a busy portion of their schedule — 10 games in 18 nights-in impressive fashion. In winning for the sixth time in seven games, firstplace San Jose increased its lead in the Pacific Division to three points over idle Anaheim. In addition, the Canadiens dropped to 0-8-2 since last winning in San Jose in November 1999. Montreal was held to two or fewer goals for the sixth time in seven games. The Canadiens were able to break through on the second half of the double minor and deny Jones’ shutout bid when left winger Artturi Lehkonen scored a six-on-four power-play goal with Price pulled for the extra attacker at 18:43 of the third period. — Reuters
CALGARY: Minnesota Wild’s Jonas Brodin, left, from Sweden, battles with Calgary Flames’ Michael Frolik, from the Czech Republic, during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Friday.— AP