Replayed rematch

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:23 AM ET

This time the Calgary Flames got the goal from the video review judge.

Only problem was they didn't get the win to go with it in the return engagement against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Dan Boyle's powerplay goal, on a five-on-three in overtime, was the difference in a 3-2 victory in the first encounter between the clubs since since the seventh and deciding contest of the 2004 Stanley Cup final won by the Lightning.

With both Daymond Langkow and Roman Hamrlik in the sin bin for infractions in the same series of play, Boyle was alone in front of the cage awaiting a pass.

It came and he made no mistake with a yawning cage to give an all-too familiar ending to the last game the club's played at the Saddledome.

Tampa won Game 6 in overtime.

The Flames fall to 36-22-10 and remain eighth in the Western Conference and fifth in their division.

The Lightning improve to 39-27-4 and now sit atop the Southeast Division, tied with Atlanta but holding the tiebreaker with more victories.

The Flames came out with a fury, carrying the play for the first eight minutes and outshot the visitors by a 6-1 count in that span but couldn't solve Marc Denis.

Having staved off the attack for much of the period, the Lightning regrouped to open the scoring late in the first period.

Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff couldn't contain Tim Taylor's sharp-angled shot, only to see it bounce right to the slot and onto the stick of Dick Tarnasky.

Tarnasky, a rookie from Rocky Mountain House, immediately sent a shot that went past a pair of defenders and Kiprusoff's legs.

The lead held up for what seemed an eternity but Jeff Friesen pulled the game even with his second goal in as many games just past the midway point.

It came by taking advantage of the Lightning's penchant for being too aggressive in the offensive zone.

Andrei Zyuzin played a long cat-and-mouse game from behind Calgary's net, waiting until the visitors were ready to step forward at his first move.

One defenceman did as Zyuzin passed to defence partner Rhett Warrener, and his long feed sent Friesen and Stephane Yelle on a two-on-one.

Friesen beat Denis with a top-corner wrister.

Of course, memories of the famed non-goal from Game 6 of the 2004 Stanley Cup final were rekindled in the first encounter between the teams at the Saddledome since Martin Gelinas came within an inch of clinching the title for Calgary.

In the third period, Craig Conroy fired a centring pass that became entangled in Denis' equipment.

As the Lightning goaltender fell backward, he pulled the puck over the line under his blocker hand.

Originally waived off by the referee, it was ruled a goal after a long review.

But the NHL's leading goal scorer, Vincent Lecavalier, finally stepped forward to pull Tampa even only a few minutes after Conroy's tally.

Parked on the far side of the net when Tarnasky sent a long cross-ice pass, Lecavalier immediately batted the puck into the cage for his 46th goal of the season.

Lecavalier nearly won it in the opening seconds of overtime, taking advantage of a turnover at the Calgary blueline.

Kiprusoff also made a couple of other big saves in the extra period.

Calgary concludes its short two-game homestand tomorrow night against the St. Louis Blues before embarking on a two-game road trip to Colorado and Dallas.


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