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Thursday, January 30th (All times Eastern)

San Jose Sharks (34-14-6) at Calgary Flames (19-27-7), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Sharks will be hard-pressed to find fault with their offensive game last time out, but it still resulted in a second straight shutout defeat.

The Sharks look to rebound on Thursday night with a fifth straight win over the Calgary Flames, who expect to have Mike Cammalleri back in the lineup.

San Jose opened up a pair of road games on back-to-back nights with a 3-0 setback in Edmonton on Wednesday. The Sharks fired a club-record 59 shots on net, but the Oilers' Ben Scrivens stopped each one on a record-setting night.

Scrivens, who faced 20 shots in the first and another 22 in the second period, topped the previous single-game high of saves in a shutout of 54, set by Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith on April 4, 2012.

"Hats off to the goaltender," San Jose head coach Todd McLellan said of Scrivens. "In all my years in the league, I don't know if I've seen that so give him credit where credit's due."

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 27 shots for the Sharks, who had a six-game winning streak halted with Monday's 1-0 setback to the Los Angeles Kings.

Alex Stalock started Monday's game and could see action again tonight. The backup netminder had posted two straight shutouts himself before getting beat at 17:56 versus the Kings, snapping his personal shutout streak at 178 minutes and 55 seconds.

That bested Evgeni Nabokov's previous franchise mark of 171:18 set in January of 2009.

The 26-year-old Stalock has faced the Flames once before and recorded a 3-2 overtime win, stopping 11-of-13 shots faced on Nov. 12 in Calgary in what was just the second start of his career.

The Sharks have won all three of their meetings this season with the Flames and 10 of the last 13 encounters overall. The victory in November was their fourth in the past six trips to Calgary.

The Flames, though, come in with momentum as they have won a season-high three in a row. What is more impressive is that all three victories have come at the start of a five-game homestand and follow a club-record seven-game slide as the hosting club from set during a span from Dec. 27-Jan. 16.

Calgary will look to extend its success with Cammalleri back in the lineup for the first time in nine games as he has recovered from a concussion. The 31- year-old has 13 goals and 21 points in 37 games this season and said he will play whatever role coach Bob Hartley wants.

"It's good to be back when the guys are playing well and pucks are going in the net," said Cammalleri. "It's been fun watching the guys the last few games. It seems like that is all it takes, a little bit of winning and everybody is having a good time. I look forward to being apart of it."

Without Cammalleri on Tuesday, the Flames knocked off the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime to claim the season series for the first time since 2002-03.

T.J. Brodie had the winner with 2:34 left in the bonus frame as he stuffed home a wrap-around goal. Mikael Backlund scored twice, one a short-handed goal 10:25 into the second period that gave the Flames a 4-2 lead they failed to hold.

Karri Ramo recorded the victory, stopping all nine shots he faced after opening the third period between the pipes in place of starter Reto Berra, who allowed four goals on 24 shots over 40 minutes.

"I was not happy with the third and fourth goal," Hartley said. "I felt we had worked so hard to get there, but to our players credit, they didn't lose focus."

Matt Stajan notched a goal and an assist, Lance Bouma scored and Lee Stempniak finished with three assists. Defenseman Mark Giordano also had an assist to give him three goals and four helpers over a seven-game point streak.

Calgary has not won four in a row since a five-game streak from March 6-15, 2012 and will turn to Ramo tonight. However, he is 0-3-0 in his career versus the Sharks with a 5.08 goals against average, allowing 15 goals on 104 shots.

The Flames sit 13th in the West, three points ahead of the last-place Edmonton Oilers, while the Sharks are fourth overall in the conference and three back of the St. Louis Blues.

01/30 10:48:02 ET

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