Calgary won 4-2 (Game 3 of 6)

Calgary won 4-2

Game 1: Thursday, April 22nd
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Game 2: Saturday, April 24th
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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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9:00 PM ET, April 27, 2004

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
DET 0 2 02
CGY 0 3 03

M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .931

R. Lang (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Iginla (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Detroit at Calgary 9:00 pm EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings hope their first postseason visit to the Pengrowth Saddledome can put them closer to advancing in the playoffs Tuesday night when they battle the Calgary Flames in Game Three of the Western Conference semifinals.

The Red Wings, who at times struggled to score against Nashville in the quarterfinals, had few problems in recording a 5-2 win in Game Two on Saturday. Steve Yzerman scored twice and defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom had a hand in all three Detroit power-play goals.

Curtis Joseph made just 14 saves for Detroit, which killed all five power plays by Calgary and held Hart Trophy finalist Jarome Iginla without a shot.

The Flames have done a decent job rebounding from losses in the postseason. Twice they allowed five goals to Vancouver and each time they rebounded with one-goal wins, including a 3-2 overtime triumph in Game Seven.


Detroit - Joseph has stopped 78 of 83 shots in the playoffs and has a 1.15 goals-against average; Yzerman has three goals and one assist in his last four games.

Calgary - LW Martin Gelinas has three goals and an assist during a four-game points streak.


Detroit - C Pavel Datsyuk had two assists Saturday but is mired in a 17-game playoff scoring drought; C Kris Draper has gone seven games without a goal.

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 nine postseason games.

STREAKS: The Flames have won just one of their three playoff home games; Detroit has won just one of its three postseason road contests.

HISTORY: The Red Wings won both visits to Calgary during the regular season.


Detroit - C Robert Lang, Yzerman and Brett Hull three goals; Lidstrom and Lang four assists; Lang, seven points.

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


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

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