The Flames jumped back on a plane after a disappointing 5-4 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes Friday night. An 'oh-so-close' come from behind for the Flames picking up a pair of goals in the final minute of regulation to come within one...turned out not to be enough for the win.
The team arrived late into San Jose last night to get ready for a quick turn around game Saturday night in the Shark tank. Playing in San Jose against the Sharks is never an easy task, and the Flames have to be as ready as they possibly can.
This marks the second of four meetings between the two teams with the Flames taking the first one in Calgary 4-0 on October 24th.
Kiprusoff stopped all 27 shots thrown at him to record his 36 career shutout.
Injuries for the Sharks: Defenseman Derek Joslin (upper body) is on injured reserve as well as defenseman Kent Huskins out with a lower body.
Changes to the lineup has Craig Conroy and Brendan Mikkelson stepping back into the lineup with Steve Staios and Stefan Meyer watching from the press box.
Even though Kiprusoff started Friday night in Phoenix, he is expected to get the start against the Sharks.
Brent Sutter may shuffle the lines slightly to try to fit Conroy in the middle somewhere, however, this most likely will be a game time decision.
Game time is 8:00 pm MT on CBC (HD) and on radio Fan 960