CALGARY, Alberta — Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves in his return from a knee injury to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
Blake Comeau scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period. Jarome Iginla, Roman Cervenka and Curtis Glencross (into an empty net) also scored for Calgary, which improved to 4-1-1 in its last six games.
Joe Thornton had the only goal for the Sharks, who are 2-6-1 in their last nine.
Kiprusoff, 36, returned to the lineup after missing 13 games with a sprained knee. He was busiest in the third as the Sharks had the period’s only two power plays and outshot Calgary 17-6. But they couldn’t beat Kiprusoff, who began his NHL career with the Sharks 12 years ago.
San Jose goalie Thomas Greiss — making his first start for the Sharks in 10 games as Anntti Niemi was given the night off after beating the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday — finished with 22 saves on 25 shots.
San Jose’s power play has been a problem of late. After going 0 for 4 against Calgary, the Sharks are 3-for-42 in their last 10 games.