Mon­a­han scores shootout win­ner, Flames beat Wild

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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

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