Calgary won 4-2 (Game 4 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

Sharks 4


Flames 2


4:00 PM ET, May 16, 2004

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
SJ 0 4 04
CGY 0 1 12

V. Damphousse (Sharks - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Marleau (Sharks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

S. Hannan (Sharks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

San Jose at Calgary 4:00 pm EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The San Jose Sharks try to even their Western Conference finals series with the Calgary Flames on Sunday afternoon when they play Game Four at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

The Sharks never led in dropping the first two games at home. But San Jose never trailed as the series shifted to Calgary.

"We didn't have anything to prove at this point," Sharks coach Ron Wilson said following Thursday's 3-0 blanking. "Obviously, the pressure's kind of off us in the sense of who's going to win the series. Everybody's kind of shoveled dirt on us. At that point, there's nothing to lose, just go play."

The Sharks earned the win as goaltender Evgeni Nabokov made 34 saves and improved to 9-5 in the postseason.

San Jose's offense was provided by Alexander Korolyuk, who scored twice late in the third period and set up Vincent Damphousse's sixth goal of the postseason.

The Flames were blanked for the first time in the postseason and fell to 3-4 at home. They also felt they were not as effective due to their inability to crash the net and generate shots down low.

"There were some scoring chances, but personally and as a group, we've got to find ways to make it harder on Nabokov than we did tonight," Calgary captain Jarome Iginla said. "First two games, we were more in his face, more driving the net harder."


SAN JOSE: C Vincent Damphousse has scored a goal in six of his last nine games.

CALGARY: RW Jarome Iginla has two goals and four assists in his last seven games; LW Martin Gelinas has five goals and four assists in his last 11 games.


SAN JOSE: RW Nils Ekman has two assists in 13 playoff games; C Patrick Marleau has gone six games without a point and seven without a goal.

CALGARY: RW Chris Clark has one assist in his last 10 games; D Jordan Leopold has just two assists in his last 14 games.

STREAKS: The Flames have lost three of their seven home playoff games and two of the wins have been shutouts; San Jose has won four of its six postseason road games.

HISTORY: The Sharks are 4-1 in five postseason games at Calgary; The Flames never have been blanked in consecutive postseason contests.


San Jose - C Patrick Marleau, seven goals; RW Nikos Dimitrakos, eight assists; C Damphousse, 12 points.

Calgary - RW Jarome Iginla, seven goals; C Craig Conroy, seven assists; Iginla, 14 points.


San Jose - RW Marco Sturm (ankle); LW Nils Ekman (lower body).

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