Flames Shut Out Sharks, 2-0

Win forces Game 7 Tuesday night
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2008 11:08 PM CDT
Calgary Flames' Eric Nystrom, right, is hit by San Jose Sharks' Matt Carle, left, during the third period of Game 6 NHL playoff hockey action in Calgary last night.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
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(Newser) – Miika Kirpusoff made 21 saves, as Owen Nolan and Daymond Langkow both scored to lead the Calgary Flames over the San Jose Sharks 2-0 last night to force a Game 7. The decisive match Tuesday will be the first Game 7 the Sharks have hosted in franchise history after playing five on the road. San Jose was scoreless on the power play.

Kiprusoff was outstanding during the stretches his team's scoring chances dried up and the Sharks were pressing. Nolan, a former Sharks star, scored midway through the first, while Langkow made it 2-0 late in the second. Langkow took two strides from the boards and beat Evgeni Nabokov with a low wrist shot stick side for his third of the postseason. Nabokov made 23 saves.