Gallery: Flames stumble in season opener

 

The Calgary Flames lose to the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in their season opener Sunday, January 20, 2013.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">The Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff, left, and the San Jose Sharks' Michal Handzus attempt to find the puck during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.</div>
 

The Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff, left, and the San Jose Sharks' Michal Handzus attempt to find the puck during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Photograph by: Stuart Gradon, Calgary Herald

 
<div id="page1">The Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff, left, and the San Jose Sharks' Michal Handzus attempt to find the puck during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.</div>
The Calgary Flames' Jay Bouwmeester enters the rink during the opening ceremonies of the game against the San Jose Sharks prior to their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames, Miikka Kiprusoff, left, and Mark Giordano, right, and the San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski battle during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Sven Baertshi and Mikael Backlund celebrate Lee Stempniak's goal against the San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff, left, and the San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla, left, attempts to slide the puck past  the San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Chris Butler, right, is met along the boards by the San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic during the first period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Derek Smith, right, is hassled by the San Jose Sharks' Ryane Clowe during the second period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman, left, is met along the boards by the  San Jose Sharks'  Logan Couture during the second period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff, left, can only watch as the San Jose Sharks' Martin Havlat scores his side's second goal during the second period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff, right, and the San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton react to the San Jose Sharks' third goal, scored by Patrick Marlowe, during the second period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Mike Cammalleri, bottom, has to contend with San Jose Sharks Mark-Edouard's  stick under his visor in front of goalie Antti Niemi during the third period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Blake Comeau, right, is sent to the ice by the San Jose Sharks' Douglas Murray during the third period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The San Jose Sharks' Antti Niemi makes a save against the Calgary Flames during the third period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff is unable to stop a shot for the San Jose Sharks fourth goal during the third period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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