Game Over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:03 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS

1. RYAN GETZLAF, ANAHEIM

2. BYRON RITCHIE, CALGARY

3. TEEMU SELANNE, ANAHEIM

TURNING POINT:

A five-on-three, Anaheim's second of the game, was the key to Teemu Selanne's go-ahead goal midway through the third period.

BIG SAVE:

Moments after the Flames drew even in the third, Anaheim's Chris Kunitz was set up alone in the slot and had time to try deking out Flames netminder Brian Boucher. The backup to Miikka Kiprusoff held his ground and made the clutch stop.

HARD HIT:

It was the only body check officially recorded by the Flames in the first period but it was a doozy. Dion Phaneuf had Chris Kunitz lined up in the corner and drilled the fellow rookie into the glass.

UNSUNG HERO:

Flames goalie Brian Boucher was beat by three powerplay goals -- two coming while the Ducks were enjoying five-on-threes -- but had a strong game between the pipes.

FIGHT CARD:

Calgary's Bryan Marchment and Travis Moen dropped the gloves for a long tilt early in the third period. Give the decision to the veteran Marchment but both landed quality shots.

Anaheim's Joe DiPenta decided to go with Robyn Regehr and landed the first few punches but ended up taking the last few from the rugged Flames defenceman.

SCRATCHES:

CALGARY -- LW Marcus Nilson (knee) and D Cale Hulse (shoulder) are out indefinitely. LW Chris Simon, RW Darren McCarty, D Rhett Warrener and D Mark Giordano were sat out.

ANAHEIM -- LW Todd Fedoruk (back), was joined by D Jason Marshall and No. 3 goalie David McKee.

BURNING QUESTION:

Does this game prove anything when they meet in the playoff series?

WHAT IT MEANS:

Nothing really. Calgary solidified its hold on the Williams Jennings Trophy for being the stingiest team defensively. Calgary finishes with a road record of 16-18-7.

NOTEWORTHY:

On hand was the Bow Valley Hitmen peewee team from Calgary, which won a hockey tournament here, beating the California Wave in the final ... Both D Jordan Leopold and RW Chuck Kobasew returned from groin injuries after both missing the last five games ... The sellout crowd at the Pond (17,174) was just the 12th of the season but fourth in a row ... Teemu Selanne reached the 40-goal plateau for the sixth time in his career. The last was 1998-99, while still with the Ducks ... Calgary opens the first-round series against Anaheim Friday with times and television still to be determined. Game 2 of the series will be a Sunday afternoon tilt at the Saddledome.


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