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Backlund has goal, assist to lead Flames to 7th straight home win, 4-2 over Sharks

  • San Jose Sharks' goalie Alex Stalock, right, pokes the puck away from Calgary Flames' Markus Granlund during second period NHL hockey action, in Calgary, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    San Jose Sharks' goalie Alex Stalock, right, pokes the puck away from Calgary Flames' Markus Granlund during second period NHL hockey action, in Calgary, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns, right, checks Calgary Flames' Michael Ferland during second period NHL hockey action, in Calgary, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns, right, checks Calgary Flames' Michael Ferland during second period NHL hockey action, in Calgary, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Melker Karlsson, right, of Sweden, dives for the puck with Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman, center, and goalie Karri Ramo, of Finland, during second period NHL hockey action, in Calgary, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    San Jose Sharks' Melker Karlsson, right, of Sweden, dives for the puck with Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman, center, and goalie Karri Ramo, of Finland, during second period NHL hockey action, in Calgary, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Mikael Backlund had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

Markus Granlund, Sean Monahan and Michael Frolik also scored, and Dennis Wideman and Mark Giordano had two assists each as Calgary won its seven straight at home.

Karri Ramo, who has started three straight games and 15 of the past 16 for the Flames, made 31 saves to earn his ninth win of the season.

Chris Tierney and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, losers of four straight. Logan Couture made his return to the San Jose lineup after missing 23 games with a broken right fibula. He had an assist on Thornton's goal.