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Giordano leads Flames past Sharks 4-1 to extend winning streak to 4

  • Calgary Flames' Sean Monahan, right, celebrates his goal with teammate TJ Galiardi during third period NHL hockey action against the San Jose Sharks in Calgary, Canada, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The Flames defeated the Sharks 4-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Calgary Flames' Sean Monahan, right, celebrates his goal with teammate TJ Galiardi during third period NHL hockey action against the San Jose Sharks in Calgary, Canada, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The Flames defeated the Sharks 4-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, centre, from Finland, watches the action during third period NHL hockey action against the San Jose Sharks in Calgary, Canada, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The Flames defeated the Sharks 4-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, centre, from Finland, watches the action during third period NHL hockey action against the San Jose Sharks in Calgary, Canada, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The Flames defeated the Sharks 4-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, center, stops a shot from Calgary Flames' Kris Russell, right, during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Canada, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, center, stops a shot from Calgary Flames' Kris Russell, right, during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Canada, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Mark Giordano scored the game-winning goal and Karri Ramo made 27 saves as the Calgary Flames extended their winning streak to four with a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Leading 1-0 after the first period, the Flames increased the lead to two goals at 3:38 of the second. Mikael Backlund's shot missed the net but the puck caromed sharply off the end boards and out the other side. Giordano one-timed it in as Alex Stalock scrambled across.

The ninth goal of the season for the Flames captain extends his career-high scoring streak to eight games.

Lee Stempniak, rookie Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary and Jiri Hudler added an empty-net goal.

Eriah Hayes scored his first NHL goal for San Jose.