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Lindholm scored twice as the Flames beat the Sharks 5-2

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Elias Lindholm scored twice with a 19-second lead in the first minute of the third period as the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 Sunday night.

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Tyler Tofoli had a goal and an assist, and Milan Lucic and Dillon Doby also scored for the Flames, who lost five straight goals. Jakob Markstrom made 23 saves for his ninth win in the opener of a rare two-game series between the clubs in San Jose.

Thomas Hertel had a goal and an assist, and Timo Meyer also scored for the Sharks, who lost their second straight goal and went 3-6-3 in their last 12.

Jonathan Huberdeau, appearing in his 700th career game, provided a sweet cross for Lindholm, who had the net wide open for a powerful goal 16 seconds into the third minute to give the Flames a 3-1 lead. Less than 20 seconds later, Lindholm caught a pass from Rasmus Anderson in the left circle and edged past Kahkkonen for his 11th touchdown of the season to give Calgary a three-goal lead.

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