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SAN JOSE www.officialhurricanes.com , Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane doesn’t know why he keeps putting up big numbers against the Calgary Flames.Kane had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Flames 3-1 Sunday night.The 27-year old forward, in his 10th season with his fourth team, now has 10 goals and six assists in 12 career games against Calgary.“I have no idea,” Kane said. “I’ve played in the (Eastern Conference) a lot of my career, too, we saw those guys twice a season. For some reason, the pucks seem to be going in when we play against these guys.”Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists, Joonas Donskoi also had a goal and an assist, and Martin Jones stopped 29 shots as the Sharks snapped a two-game skid.Sean Monahan scored and Mike Smith had 26 saves for the Flames, who had won five of their previous six.Kane put the Sharks ahead 50 seconds into the game with his sixth of the season. Donskoi scored less than a minute and a half into the second with is fourth.Jones stopped a penalty shot from Sam Bennett with 7:38 left in the third period with Calgary trailing 2-1.“It was frustrating because we played so well,” Bennett said. “It doesn’t feel good not getting the tying goal. I’ll try to think of something else the next time.”Under persistent pressure in the third period, Jones had 14 saves.“Jonesy made some phenomenal saves and you need that, there guy was making phenomenal saves too on high danger chances,” Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. “Good teams need great goaltending, and he made timely saves for us.”The Sharks were coming off an 0-2 road trip.“Obviously it wasn’t a great road trip for us, so to come back and respond the way we did at home with the big win, that was huge for us,” Jones said.The Flames capitalized on a turnover as Monahan scored a breakaway at 6:02 of the second to make it 2-1. Mark Jankowski assisted Monahan’s goal after taking the puck away from Erik Karlsson.“I thought we generated some good looks in the third, we just weren’t able to put them in Carolina Hurricanes T-Shirts Authentic ,” Flames defenseman Mark Giordano said. “We didn’t go to the net. They were more committed to putting the puck on the net and forechecking than we were.”Pavelski scored an empty-netter in the final minute.“It feels good to be home,” Pavelski said. “Right from the first ceremony tonight there was good energy in this building, I think the players felt it, and responded well too.”NOTES: Sharks C Logan Couture played in his 600th career game. Couture left the game after falling awkwardly in the third period. DeBoer said his injury status wasn’t immediately known. … San Jose C Tomas Hertl played for the first time since suffering a head injury on Nov. 3. He missed three games. … Sharks D Joakim Ryan was back in the lineup for D Tim Heed, who played his first game on Friday. … The Sharks had given up three or more goals in nine straight games going into Sunday. … Flames D Michael Stone played in place of D Rasmus Anderson. … The Sharks wore camouflage jerseys as part of the team’s Military Appreciation night commemoration.UP NEXTFlames: Open a four-game homestand on Thursday against Montreal.Sharks: Host Nashville on Tuesday. WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, backup Pheonix Copley made 34 saves and the Washington Capitals beat Colorado 4-3 on Thursday night to hand struggling Avalanche their fifth consecutive loss.The Avalanche have lost 10 of their past 12 games and are the NHL’s worst team since Dec. 7. Colorado is 5-15-4 in that time, going from tied for the most points in the Western Conference to out of a playoff position.Semyon Varlamov stopped 38 shots, but gave up rebounds and loose pucks all night. Varlamov couldn’t control power-play shots from former Capitals teammate and countryman Alex Ovechkin, allowing Kuznetsov to score his first goal on a tap-in and getting a break on an early whistle on what would have been a goal by Nicklas Backstrom. Kuznetsov beat Varlamov on a breakaway with 48 seconds left in overtime to end it.In the third period, Matt Niskanen scored on a shot from the boards. Varlamov has the second-worst save percentage since Dec. 7 — ahead of only teammate Philipp Grubauer.Andre Burakovsky also scored for Washington. The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have won two in a row after losing eight of their previous nine.Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Colin Wilson scored for Colorado, with Wilson tying it with 2:07 left.KINGS 3, FLYERS 2, SOPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored the deciding goal in a shootout and Los Angeles ended Philadelphia’s winning streak at eight games.Jonathan Quick made 30 saves, and Adrian Kempe and Austin Wagner scored in regulation to help Los Angeles win its third straight and fourth in five games. Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek scored with 18.2 seconds left in regulation. Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers.BLACKHAWKS 4, CANUCKS 3, OTCHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored 3:21 into overtime to lift Chicago past Vancouver for its season-high sixth straight victory.Alex DeBrincat scored twice before Toews ended it with his 24th goal to cap a flashy individual effort. Chicago’s captain skated in from the blue line, slipped past Christopher Tanev with a quick move and snapped a shot past goalie Jacob Markstrom. Vancouver rookie Elias Pettersson scored a power-play goal with Markstrom pulled for an extra attacker to tie it with 1:52 left.Brandon Saad also scored for Chicago, Dylan Strome had three assists Carolina Hurricanes Hoodies Authentic , and Collin Delia made 40 saves. Patrick Kane had an assist to extend his points streak to 13 games.Alex Biega and Josh Leivo added goals for the Canucks.SHARKS 5, FLAMES 2CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane scored twice and added an assist in San Jose’s victory over Calgary.Tomas Hertl also scored twice, and Brent Burns added a goal, and Martin Jones made 36 saves. The Sharks have won four straight to move within two points of Calgary for the Pacific Division lead.Mark Jankowski and TJ Brodie scored for Calgary. The Flames lost at home in regulation for the first time in nine games. Mike Smith took the loss after stopping 16 in relief after David Rittich was pulled in the first period.After Calgary opened the scoring on Jankowski’s goal at 4:36 of the first period, the Sharks scored on three straight shots in a 1:25 span. Kane tied it at 12:39 when he spun and sent a shot on net that dribbled through Rittich’s pads. Rittich then raced to a loose puck, but fired it straight into Burns, who skated in by himself and slid it into the vacated net. That was the end of the night for Rittich after allowing two goals on six shots. It didn’t start off any better for Smith, who was beaten by Hertl on a deflection 22 seconds after entering the game.CANADIENS 5, JETS 2MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Drouin had two goals and two assists for his first four-point game and Montreal beat Winnipeg for itsr third straight victory.Captain Shea Weber, Phillip Danault and Jesperi Kotkaniemi also scored to help the Canadiens improve to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Carey Price made 32 saves for his seventh consecutive victory.Danault also had three assists for a four-point game, and Kotkaniemi has scored in four consecutive games.Montreal jumped ahead of Boston into third place in the Atlantic Division, one point behind Toronto.Mark Scheifele and Brendan Lemieux scored, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 48 shots for Winnipeg.PANTHERS 3, PENGUINS 2, OTSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Matheson scored 4:14 into overtime to lift Florida past Pittsburgh.Evgenii Dadonov and Colton Sceviour also scored for the Panthers, and Aleksander Barkov had two assists. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves to help Florida win for the seventh time in nine games.Marcus Pettersson and Jared McCann scored for the Penguins.ISLANDERS 2, DEVILS 1 Carolina Hurricanes Hats Authentic , SONEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh Bailey scored in the fourth round of the shootout, Thomas Greiss made 30 saves and New York beat New Jersey to sweep the four-game season series.Mathew Barzal scored in regulation to help New York win for the seventh time in 10 games (7-1-2).Kevin Rooney scored for New Jersey, and Cory Schneider was outstanding in his first game in almost two months, making 27 saves.HURRICANES 6, SABRES 5, OTBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen scored his second goal of the game 3:25 into overtime, and Curtis McElhinney stopped 34 shots to help Carolina beat Buffalo.Brock McGinn Greg McKegg, Justin Faulk and Nino Niederreiter also scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes are 12-4-1 in their past 17 games to jump from a tie for 15th in the East to sole possession of ninth.Jeff Skinner scored his 32nd and 33rd goals for Buffalo, and Jason Pominville, Evan Rodrigues and Marco Scandella added goals.BLUES 1, LIGHTNING 0, OTTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Schenn scored with 58.2 seconds left in overtime and rookie Jordan Binnington made 32 saves to help St. Louis beat Tampa Bay for its fourth straight victory.Schenn skated in from the left wing boards and beat Andrei Vasilevskiy.PREDATORS 3, STARS 2, OTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored 43 seconds into overtime and Nashville beat Dallas.Juuse Saros made 27 saves to improve to 14-6-1, with wins in six of his last seven starts.Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and an assist Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys , and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville. Taylor Fedun and Miro Heiskanen scored for Dallas. The Stars had won a season-best five straight.OILERS 4, WILD 1ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Darnell Nurse gave reeling Edmonton an early boost by scoring 2:15 into the first period, and the Oilers stopped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Minnesota that sent the Wild to their fourth straight loss.Ty Rattie, Leon Draisaitl and Zack Kassian also scored, Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had two assists, and Cam Talbot made 35 saves for the Oilers/Joel Eriksson Ek scored for Minnesota.GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, RED WINGS 3DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in a three-goal second period in Vegas’ victory over Detroit.William Karlsson and Brayden McNabb also scored to help Vegas snap Detroit’s three-game winning streak. Gustav Nyquist, Michael Rasmussen and Thomas Vanek scored for the Red Wings.SENATORS 4, DUCKS 0OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anders Nilsson stopped 45 shots for his first shutout of the season, Matt Duchene had two goals and Ottawa beat Anaheim to snap a five-game losing streak..Brady Tkachuk and Mark Stone also scored. The Ducks have lost six straight and are 2-14-4 since Dec. 17.BLUE JACKETS 4, COYOTES 2GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Boone Jenner and Josh Anderson each had a goal and an assist, leading Columbus past Arizona.David Savard and Lukas Sedlak also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots. Jordan Oesterle and Connor Garland scored for Arizona. The Coyotes have lost five in a row.