The San Jose Sharks remain unbeaten in the National Hockey League after three games.

Goalie Vesa Toskala made 29 saves and San Jose got goals from four scorers to defeat the host Calgary Flames Monday night, 4-1. Toskala was three minutes away from a shutout when he allowed a goal to Alex Tanguay.

With the win the Sharks stay tied for first place in the Pacific Division with the Anaheim Ducks, who are also 3-0 after beating the St. Louis Blues, 2-0.

The Columbus Blue Jackets remain unbeaten as well after a 5-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. Nikolai Zherdev scored two goals to lead Columbus, which has two wins and a tie to lead the Central Division.

In other NHL games, the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Florida in a shootout, 2-1, and Atlanta edged Tampa Bay, 1-0.


Some information for this report was provided by AFP, and AP.