Final

Calgary won 4-3 (Game 5 of 7)

Calgary won 4-3

Game 1: Wednesday, April 7th
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Canucks5
Game 2: Friday, April 9th
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Canucks1
Game 3: Sunday, April 11th
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Flames1
Game 4: Tuesday, April 13th
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Flames4
Game 5: Thursday, April 15th
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Canucks1
Game 6: Saturday, April 17th
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3OT
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Game 7: Monday, April 19th
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OT
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10:30 PM ET, April 15, 2004

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 T
CGY 0 1 12
VAN 0 1 01

M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 32, Save Pct.: .970

H. Sedin (Canucks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Iginla (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Calgary at Vancouver 10:30 pm EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- With an apparent edge in nets, the Calgary Flames can take a three games to two lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series when they face the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at General Motors Place

Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff has allowed just three goals in the last three games after Vancouver won Game One here, 5-3.

On Tuesday, Kiprusoff made 20 saves for his first career playoff shutout and Chris Clark set up a shorthanded goal and scored on the power play as the Flames evened the series at two games apiece with a 4-0 victory.

While the Flames got a great effort from their goaltender, the Canucks will be looking for a big game from Johan Hedberg. Hedberg is expected to be the starter for the rest of the series as Dan Cloutier is out with a sprained right ankle.

Hedberg, who backstopped Pittsburgh to an unlikely spot in the 2001 Eastern Conference finals, gave up goals to Stephane Yelle, Chris Clark and Jarome Iginla on Tuesday.

WHO'S HOT:

Calgary - Kiprusoff has allowed just three goals in the last three games. He gave up five in the series opener.

Vancouver - Naslund had three power-play assists in the series opener and has two power-play goals in the series.

WHO'S NOT:

Calgary - Craig Conroy has just one assist in the series after leading the team with 35 assists in the regular season.

Vancouver - Brent Sopel has no points and a minus-5 rating in the series.

STREAKS: The Flames have not won consecutive playoff games since winning three in a row vs. San Jose in the 1995 Western Conference quarterfinals.

HISTORY: Calgary has split its last eight postseason games in Vancouver; Before Tuesday, the last time the Canucks were blanked by the Flames in the playoffs was Game Five of the 1989 Smythe Division semifinals. They followed that game with a 6-3 home win before losing the series in seven games.

LEADERS:

Calgary - Chris Simon and Iginla two goals; Jordan Leopold, three assists.

Vancouver - Markus Naslund two goals; Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Ed Jovanovski three assists.

INJURIES:

Calgary - Steve Reinprecht (shoulder); Dave Lowry (abdominal); Simon (lower body); Toni Lydman (upper body).

Vancouver - Cloutier (right ankle); Mats Lindgren (back); Magnus Arvedson (knee); Bryan Allen (shoulder).shoulder

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