Final

Series (Game 4 of 4)

Calgary leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, January 19th
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Game 2: Sunday, February 1st
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Game 3: Friday, February 13th
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Game 4: Sunday, April 4th
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Flames 1

(42-30-3, 94 pts)

Ducks 2

(29-35-8, 76 pts)

4:00 PM ET, April 4, 2004

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

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M. Skoula (Ducks - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

R. Niedermayer (Ducks - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

J. Giguere (Ducks - G): Saves: 22, Save Pct.: .957

Iginla one goal short of league lead entering game

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Calgary tries to earn the fifth seed in the Western Conference and two Flames try to capture personal achievements on Sunday (4 p.m. ET) as they visit the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Calgary has 94 points and is one point behind the Dallas Stars. Should the teams finish with the same amount of points, the Flames would own the tiebreaker because they have more wins.

Captain Jarome Iginla has 40 goals and trails Columbus' Rick Nash and Ilya Kovalchuk by one goal in the race for the Richard Trophy for the league's goal-scoring leader.

Iginla is not the only Flame going for a personal achievement.

Miikka Kiprusoff (24-10-4), owns a league-leading 1.69 goals-against average and could break the modern GAA record of 1.72, set last season by Dallas' Marty Turco, by sitting out Sunday.

However, Sutter refused to disclose if Kiprusoff will play.

"It's none of your business," Sutter said. "(Kiprusoff) didn't get much work tonight. I haven't even thought about it. (But) it's a team record."

The Flames are headed to the postseason for the first time since 1995-96. They ended the longest active drought with Wednesday's 1-0 home win vs. the Phoenix Coyotes and extended their winning streak to three game with Friday's 3-2 win at Los Angeles.

Should Calgary finish fifth it would draw Colorado. But positioning does not seem to matter to coach Darryl Sutter, who is more concerned with travel issues.

"There's not a lot of difference in finishing fifth or sixth," Sutter said. "They're all good clubs. The biggest issue is travel. With what we've been through since March 1, it would be nice to cut down on our travel."

On Friday, rookie Matthew Lombardi scored twice and Kiprusoff made 13 saves.

Anaheim, which was the surprise winner of the West last season, will have little to play for. The Ducks had an outside chance when it moved six points out of the final playoff spot following a 5-2 win at Chicago on March 5.

But Anaheim is 3-9-1 in its last 13 games and has managed just five goals in a four-game losing streak. On Wednesday, the Ducks got a decent effort from backup goalie Martin Gerber in a 2-1 home loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

The Flames are trying to sweep the season series from the Ducks for the first time.

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