Shean aiming to shine

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:23 PM ET

Shean Donovan didn't go on a quest to find his goal-scoring touch during the Olympic break.

But the Flames forward did return to the fold with the belief he's facing a new start.

"It's fresh. Everybody starts out from scratch," Donovan said. "What I do from this point is what's going to make my season. I want to help this team win and get to the playoffs. What happened in the first 57 games is gone and forgotten."

What the right winger went through during those games was hardly the time of his life.

Looking to build on his 18-goal season of 2003-04, Donovan went through a horrible 34-game scoring drought and has lit the lamp only five times.

He appeared to have found some chemistry with Stephane Yelle and Chris Simon in the last couple of games before the break, though, and believes they'll be firing on all cylinders pretty quickly.

"The last 25 games, it's a good time to start out fresh. We know how huge this is and everybody's going to be a big part of it," he said.

"It took a little while but it's started to click with Si and Yeller.

"Sometimes it's not just a goal that gets you going. It can be a hard hit or a fight, not that I'm any good at that," he added. "But then the hockey gods thank you for it."

All three could use a boost. Yelle has three goals to his name this season, while Simon has five.

STRIKE!: Rhett Warrener will be hosting his second annual Retro's Bowlerama for charity Saturday. Warrener and many of his teammates will hold the fundraiser for KidSport at Let's Bowl from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The event is already sold out.


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