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Sharks' Brad Stuart hits game-winner for 3-2 OT victory

  • San Jose Sharks' Brad Stuart, center, celebrates his game-winning goal as Calgary Flames goalie Reto Berra, right, from Switzerland, looks away and Mikael Backlund, from Sweden, skates away during overtime in an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Sharks won 3-2. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY, Alberta — Brad Stuart scored 1:13 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Stuart joined the rush and broke for the net and had Joe Thornton's shot deflect off him and past Reto Berra for the winner.

Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau also scored for San Jose (11-2-5). The Sharks snapped a five-game winless skid. During the span, they had three shootout losses and one loss in overtime.

San Jose out-shot Calgary 35-13. The Sharks were particularly strong in the first two periods, building a 2-0 lead with a 28-6 edge in shots.

Mike Cammalleri and Kris Russell scored for Calgary (6-9-3) in the third period. The Flames are winless in their past four.

Less than four minutes after Russell broke Alex Stalock's shutout bid, Cammalleri tied the game 2-2 on a backhand at 10:25.

After missing the first seven games with a hand injury, the pending unrestricted free agent leads the team with eight goals in 11 games.

Calgary's comeback bid began when it got its first power play of the game six minutes into the third period. The Flames would need just five seconds to convert. Rookie Sean Monahan won a faceoff from Thornton, pulling the puck back to Russell and the Flames defenseman let a slap shot go that beat Stalock, who was screened by Lee Stempniak.

The goal snapped a 0-for-30 drought on the power play for Calgary that had lasted nine games and covered more than 54 minutes.

Berra, making his fourth NHL start and first on home ice, finished with 32 saves, to fall to 1-2-1.


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