SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Teen-ager Matthew Tkachuk stayed up late thinking he would be scratched. When he did hear he would play, he got ready in a hurry.
Tkachuk recorded his first two-goal game, including the game-winner with 4:21 to play, and the Calgary Flames handed the San Jose Sharks their first home loss of the season, 3-2 on Thursday night.
Troy Brouwer and Tkachuk scored in a 93-second span late in the second period as the Flames ended a two-game slide.
“I woke up this morning not really expecting I was playing,” Tkachuk said. “I got the news I was playing and got fired up pretty quickly. I was running on adrenaline tonight, that’s for sure.”
Brent Burns and Melker Karlsson scored for the Sharks, who were the last team in the league to lose at home.
“We didn’t play our best game, far from it, but when you give up one at the end like that, it hurts,” Burns said. “We had three power plays in the first…