SUN Hockey Pool

Shean shining brightly

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:05 AM ET

He still has just one goal this season but the win was more important to Shean Donovan.

The speedy winger had a couple of golden opportunities during last night's 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

His best chance to score came in the second period when Marcus Nilson fed him a pass in close. Donovan was patient -- maybe too patient -- and tried to pull the puck around Oilers goaltender Jussi Markkanen.

Markkanen got his body on the rubber while diving to the post.

A smiling Donovan said he'll work on his touch.

"I've just got to get a little more poise around the net, try to make a move there," said Donovan, who could easily have been sporting the silver hard hat rookie d-man Dion Phaneuf earned as the Flames' unsung hero.

"I should have shot it right away. I thought I was going to be sneaky and go around him and shoot it but I wasn't too sneaky."

Markkanen was forced to make a heck of a save.

Earlier, Donovan broke in on Markkanen while shorthanded and slammed the puck into the goalie's chest. That four-minute penalty kill proved to be a turning point in the game as the fans were pulled back into the action to cheer on Donovan's drive. The team found its spark from there.

"These last two periods, it's something to build on and we're going to carry that on the road," said Donovan.

"When we're winning, everything's good."


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