Tampa Bay won 4-3 (Game 4 of 7)

Tampa Bay won 4-3

Game 1: Tuesday, May 25th
Game 2: Thursday, May 27th
Game 3: Saturday, May 29th
Game 4: Monday, May 31st
Game 5: Thursday, June 3rd
Game 6: Saturday, June 5th
Game 7: Monday, June 7th

8:00 PM ET, May 31, 2004

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
TB 1 0 01
CGY 0 0 00

N. Khabibulin (Lightning - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: 1.000

M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 23, Save Pct.: .958

B. Richards (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Tampa Bay at Calgary 8:00 pm EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have yet to experience a losing streak in the postseason and will be hoping that trend can continue Monday night against the Calgary Flames in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Lightning are 5-0 in the playoffs following losses. Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin is 5-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average in those situations.

Tampa Bay remains confident about its chances and will be looking for another stellar effort from Khabibulin after a 3-0 loss in Game Three.

"We're down, 2-1, it's not the end of the world," Lightning defenseman Dan Boyle said Saturday. "This team's come back before."

The teams traded 4-1 decisions in Tampa Bay but Calgary got goals from some blue-collar workers to delight its fans, who have been clad in red throughout this playoff run.

Chris Simon and Shean Donovan scored in the second period while captain Jarome Iginla added his 12th goal of the playoffs and fought Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier.

Who's Hot:

Tampa Bay - C Brad Richards has a goal and an assist through the first two games of the series and has points in five of his last six playoff games. The Lightning are 7-0 when he scores in the postseason.

Calgary - RW Jarome Iginla has a goal in five of his last six playoff games; G Miikka Kiprusoff picked up his league-leading fifth shutout Saturday and is two shutouts away from tying the playoff record set by Martin Brodeur in last year's postseason.

Who's Not:

Tampa Bay - Despite being a physical force in Game Two, C Vincent Lecavalier has not scored in his last four games.

Calgary - LW Oleg Saprykin has not scored in his last 16 games.

STREAKS: The Flames have not won back-to-back home games in any of their three previous series; Calgary stopped the Lightning's penalty-killing streak at eight games with a power-play goal. The Flames also have scored on the power play in each of its last four games.

HISTORY: In the 24 times the Stanley Cup Finals have been tied after two games, the team winning Game Three has taken the championship 21 times. The only teams to buck the trend were the 1964 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1989 Calgary Flames and 1991 Pittsburgh Penguins.


Tampa Bay - LW Ruslan Fedotenko, 10 goals; LW Martin St. Louis, 14 assists; St. Louis, 21 points.

Calgary - Iginla, 12 goals; C Craig Conroy, 11 assists; Iginla, 20 points.


Tampa Bay - None.

Calgary - D Denis Gauthier (knee); D Toni Lydman (concussion); Matthew Lombardi (concussion); C Dean McAmmond (back).back