Calgary won 4-2 (Game 4 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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10:00 PM ET, April 29, 2004

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
DET 1 1 24
CGY 0 2 02

K. Draper (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

V. Nieminen (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

K. Maltby (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Detroit at Calgary 10:00 pm EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- With a focus on contributions from everyone, the Calgary Flames can grab a commanding three games to one lead Thursday night when they host the Detroit Red Wings in Game Four of the Western Conference semifinals.

That is the way coach Darryl Sutter sees it for his team having a chance to get by the top-seeded Red Wings. And in winning Game Three, 3-2, the Flames got points from eight different players and goals from secondary sources such as Stephane Yelle and Shean Donovan.

While captain Jarome Iginla scored his first of the series, Donovan warded off a check by Pavel Datsyuk and scored the game-winner with 7:36 to play in the second period.

Donovan's goal came just 40 seconds after Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer tied the game.

"Like I said before, we needed secondary scoring. And that's not critical, it's the only chance we have," Sutter said. "We need secondary scoring and we got that. You look at the two lines in the second period. Both of them, the Yelle line and the (Marcus) Nilson line were dominant."

Calgary also continued to show a tremendous ability to bounce back. The Flames have allowed five goals three times this postseason and each time have rebounded with wins.

For the Red Wings, their road struggles continued with the loss. They have scored just five goals in four road postseason games.


Detroit - Curtis Joseph has stopped 97 of 105 shots in the playoffs and has a 1.50 goals-against average.

Calgary - LW Martin Gelinas has three goals and three assists during a five-game points streak; LW Marcus Nilson has a goal and two assists during a three-game points streak.


Detroit - Datsyuk has six assists in the postseason but is mired in a 17-game playoff scoring drought; C Kris Draper has gone eight games without a goal.

Calgary - RW Chuck Kobasew has not registered a point in 10 postseason games.

STREAKS: Detroit has not allowed more than three goals in its last 23 playoff games, setting an NHL record; Calgary has not scored a first-period goal in its last eight contests.

HISTORY: Detroit has dropped five of six road playoff games under coach Dave Lewis; The Flames have won their last three postseason games by one goal.


Detroit - C Robert Lang, four goals; Datsyuk six assists; Lang, eight points.

Calgary - Iginla, six goals; C Craig Conroy and Matthew Lombardi, five assists; Iginla, nine points.


Detroit - D Chris Chelios (upper body); RW Steve Thomas (groin).

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