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Kris Russell
Slumping Sharks lose to Flames

SAN JOSE, Calif. The San Jose Sharks correctly predicted well before the start of Monday's game against the Calgary Flames that special teams would play a major role in deciding the outcome. The Sharks went 0 for 3 with the man advantage, allowed a power-play goal in the third period and fell 4-1 to the Flames for San Jose's second straight regulation loss and fourth loss overall in the past five games. The Sharks and Flames now each have 63 points, 12 points back of Pacific Division-leading Anaheim. Monday morning, the Sharks said that to turn around their recent results against Calgary, their play on special teams needed to improve. In four prior games against the Flames this...