Final OT

Calgary won 4-2 (Game 1 of 6)

Calgary won 4-2

Game 1: Thursday, April 22nd
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Game 2: Saturday, April 24th
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Red Wings5
Game 3: Tuesday, April 27th
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Flames3
Game 4: Thursday, April 29th
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Flames2
Game 5: Saturday, May 1st
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Game 6: Monday, May 3rd
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7:30 PM ET, April 22, 2004

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

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CGY 0 1 0 12
DET 0 1 0 01

M. Nilson (Flames - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: .966

K. Maltby (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Calgary at Detroit 7:30 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- After winning a playoff series for the first time in 15 years, the Calgary Flames visit Joe Louis Arena to face the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference semifinals.

In the playoffs for the first time since 1996, the sixth-seeded Flames rebounded from a triple-overtime defeat at home in Game Six of the quarterfinals by posting a 3-2 overtime win at Vancouver on Monday.

Former Canuck Martin Gelinas scored a power-play goal 85 seconds into the extra session on Monday to give Calgary its first series win since beating the Montreal Canadiens in the 1989 Stanley Cup Finals.

The top-seeded Red Wings have won the Stanley Cup three times since 1997 and eliminated the Nashville Predators in six games in the quarterfinals.

Curtis Joseph replaced Manny Legace in the nets for Detroit in the third period of Game Four against Nashville. He stopped all nine shots he faced in that contest and permitted only one goal on 35 shots in the final two contests.

Joseph is trying to lead his team to the conference finals for the first time since 2002, when he was with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

WHO'S HOT:

Detroit - Joseph stopped 39 of 40 shots in last two games vs. Nashsville; the penalty-killing unit killed 28 of 29 power plays vs. Nashville.

Calgary - RW Jarome Iginla as five goals and three assists in his last six games.

WHO'S NOT:

Detroit - D Chris Chelios had only one assist in six games vs. Nashville.

Calgary - D Denis Gauthier had only one assist in six games vs. Vancouver.

STREAKS: The Flames had not won at Joe Louis Arena in 2 1/2 years before a 4-1 triumph on March 16

HISTORY: The Red Wings have never faced the Flames in the playoffs.

LEADERS:

Detroit - C Robert Lang, RW Brett Hull, two goals; Lang four assists.

Calgary - RW Iginla, five goals; C Craig Conroy, five assists.

INJURIES:

Detroit - Mark Mowers (foot), Jason Woolley (back).

Calgary - D Gauthier (knee); LW Chris Simon (leg); LW Dean McAmmond (back); Toni Lydman (concussion).concussion

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