Game over

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:38 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. STAMPS WR NIK LEWIS -- Was quiet for most of the contest until the game-winning drive. He made two catches to extend the 95-yard drive, then caught a 33-yard bomb from Henry Burris in the corner of the endzone near the goal-line.

2. STAMPS LB BRIAN CLARK -- Was his usual steady self and also forced two fumbles, one he recovered himself, then made an interception on Ricky Ray in the final minutes to seal the victory.

3. ESKIMOS WR ED HERVEY -- Became the best option for quarterback Ricky Ray when he was in trouble. Finished with nine catches for 116 yards.

WHY THE STAMPS WON:

Quarterback Henry Burris was able to put together a long drive in the final minutes for the game-winning touchdown, matching his opponent Ricky Ray after the Esks took the lead midway through the quarter.

GREAT CATCH:

After making a nice snag for 21 yards, Stampeders SB Jeremaine Copeland topped himself on a bullet from Henry Burris. Copeland reached through the arms of the defender covering him to wrestle the pass away for an eight-yard gain.

HUGE HITS:

On punt coverage, Stamps LB Scott Coe hit the hole the same time as Eskimos returner Tony Tompkins and drilled him, sending his helmet flying. In the fourth quarter, Stamps DB Coby Rhinehart saw Eskimos FB Mike Maurer with his head down and nailed him with his shoulder in a style that would have made Flames d-man Dion Phaneuf proud.

KEY STAT:

FOUR -- Points the Stamps scored off the first six Eskimos turnovers. Failing to capitalize on opportunities nearly cost the Stamps a victory.

OOPS:

Eskimos P Rodney Williams, an import, mishandled his first chance to touch the ball, allowing it through his hands. He picked up the ball but instead of kicking it through the endzone for a safety, took the sack to set the Stamps up for a field goal.

NOTABLES:

The announced attendance was 25,895 but far fewer spectators were in the stands. It's debatable the fans stayed away because of poor weather or to watch Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final last night on TV. A huge roar swept through the audience when it was announced the Oilers won 4-0 to force a Game 7 in Carolina ... Stamps returner David Allen took a hard shot to the charley horse and left the game midway through the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT:

Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos, Saturday, June 24, 8 p.m., TSN.


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