Calgary won 4-2 (Game 5 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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3:00 PM ET, May 1, 2004

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

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M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 31, Save Pct.: 1.000

C. Conroy (Flames - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Calgary at Detroit 3:00 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- After reclaiming home-ice advantage, the Detroit Red Wings host the Calgary Flames Saturday afternoon in Game Five of the Western Conference semifinals.

The top-seeded Red Wings won all three of its home games against Nashville in the first round but surrendered the home-ice advantage with an overtime loss in the series opener. After the Red Wings posted a 5-2 win in Game Two, the Flames maintained the edge with a 3-2 triumph in Game Three on Tuesday.

On Thursday, a key decision by second-year coach Dave Lewis paid off for the Red Wings, who tied the series with a 4-2 victory. After squandering a two-goal lead, defenseman Mathieu Dandenault came through with the go-ahead goal with 9:58 left in the third period.

Lewis dressed six defensemen, one fewer than in Game Three. But he kept Dandenault in the lineup with three-time Norris Trophy winner Chris Chelios nursing an arm injury.

Martin Gelinas and Ville Nieminen scored for the Flames. But Nieminen will be suspended for Saturday's contest after running goaltender Curtis Joseph with 3.2 seconds left.


Calgary - LW Gelinas has four goals and three assists during a six-game points streak; LW Marcus Nilson has a goal and three assists during a four-game points streak.

Detroit - G Joseph has stopped 122 of 132 shots in the playoffs and has a 1.58 goals-against average.


Calgary - RW Chuck Kobasew has not registered a point in 11 postseason games.

Detroit - C Pavel Datsyuk has six assists in the postseason but is mired in a 18-game playoff goal drought.

STREAKS: Detroit has not allowed more than three goals in its last 24 playoff games, setting an NHL record; Calgary has not scored a first-period goal in its last nine contests.

HISTORY: The Red Wings are 4-1 at Joe Louis Arena during the postseason; the Flames are 4-2 away from home during the playoffs.


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

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


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

Detroit - D Chelios (arm); RW Steve Thomas (groin).groin