Calgary won 4-2 (Game 2 of 6)

Calgary won 4-2

Game 1: Sunday, May 9th
Game 2: Tuesday, May 11th
Game 3: Thursday, May 13th
Game 4: Sunday, May 16th
Game 5: Monday, May 17th
Game 6: Wednesday, May 19th

Flames 4


Sharks 1


9:00 PM ET, May 11, 2004

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
CGY 2 0 24
SJ 0 1 01

S. Donovan (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

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

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

Calgary at San Jose 9:00 pm EDT

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Trailing a series for the first time in this year's playoffs, the San Jose Sharks try to get even in the Western Conference finals Tuesday when they host the Calgary Flames in Game Two.

The sixth-seeded Flames grabbed home-ice advantage in the best-of-seven series with a 4-3 overtime triumph in Saturday's opener. Defenseman Steve Montador was the unlikely hero, scoring his first career playoff goal 18:43 into the extra period.

Craig Conroy tallied twice and enforcer Krzysztof Oliwa had the other goal for Calgary, which has won its last four overtime games and is 6-2 on the road on the postseason. It was the Flames' first victory in San Jose since January 2001.

After winning their first five postseason home games, the Sharks have lost two in a row at HP Pavilion. They have lost all four playoff series when dropping the opener.

"We did what we wanted to do," said San Jose coach Ron Wilson, whose team had a playoff-record 52 shots. "We were skating, (got) a ton of scoring chances. ... We'll play the same way the next game, take our chances."


CALGARY: RW Jarome Iginla has a goal and four assists during a five-game points streak; C Craig Conroy has three goals and two assists during a four-game points streak.

SAN JOSE: RW Jonathan Cheechoo has a goal and two assists during a three-game points streak; C Vincent Damphousse has scored a goal in five of his last seven games.


CALGARY: RW Chris Clark has one assist in his last eight games; D Andrew Ference has gone 19 playoff games without a goal.

SAN JOSE: LW Nils Ekman has one assist in 12 playoff games; C Patrick Marleau has gone four games without a point and five without a goal.

STREAKS: The Flames are 6-2 on the road in the playoffs and have won their last four overtime games.

HISTORY: San Jose and Calgary are meeting in the playoffs for the second time. The Sharks upset the Flames in seven games in the 1995 conference quarterfinals.


Calgary - C Steven Reinprecht (shoulder); D Denis Gauthier (lower body); LW Dean McAmmond (back); D Toni Lydman (concussion).

San Jose - RW Scott Parker (hand); RW Marco Sturm (ankle).