Calgary won 4-2 (Game 2 of 6)

Calgary won 4-2

Game 1: Thursday, April 22nd
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Game 2: Saturday, April 24th
Red Wings5
Game 3: Tuesday, April 27th
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Game 4: Thursday, April 29th
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Game 5: Saturday, May 1st
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Game 6: Monday, May 3rd
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3:00 PM ET, April 24, 2004

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
CGY 0 1 12
DET 0 3 25

S. Yzerman (Red Wings - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

N. Lidstrom (Red Wings - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .844

Calgary at Detroit 3:00 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- Having grabbed home-ice advantage, the Calgary Flames try to take a commanding two games to none lead over the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon when the Western Conference semifinal series resumes.

Calgary made it back-to-back overtime wins Thursday with a 2-1 triumph as Marcus Nilson scored his first career playoff goal just 2:39 into the extra period.

The Flames finished 15 points behind the Red Wings during the regular season but showed no signs of being in awe of the Presidents Trophy winners.

"You have to find a way to earn respect, and many of those young guys did that, starting (Thursday)," Calgary coach Darryl Sutter said. "I said yesterday, I'm not talking about Detroit anymore. We respect them a ton, but we can't let them affect the way that we play."

The Red Wings are coming off their first home loss of this year's playoffs and are just 2-for-35 on the power play in the postseason.


Calgary - D Robyn Regehr has a goal and three assists in his last three games; LW Martin Gelinas has two goals and an assist during a three-game points streak.

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


Calgary - D Rhett Warrener has not recorded a point in the playoffs since Game Six of the 2001 Eastern Conference semifinals; RW Chuck Kobasew has not registered a point in eight postseason games.

Detroit - C Pavel Datsyuk is mired in a 16-game playoff scoring drought; C Kris Draper has gone six games without a point.

STREAKS: The Flames have posted four straight postseason road wins; the Red Wings have lost seven straight overtime home games in the playoffs.

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


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

Detroit - C Robert Lang, three goals; Lang, four assists; Lang, seven points.


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

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