Game Over

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 2:55 PM ET


 SUN THREE STARS

 #1 RUSLAN FEDOTENKO

 The Bolts sniper, wearing a nasty gash over his right eye suffered in the first period, scored the first two goals of the game for his 11th and 12th tallies of the playoffs.

 #2 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN

 The Flames weak offensive showing did little to test the Bolts steady netminder. But he played well most of the series and was unbeatable when it counted most.

 #3 VINCENT LECAVALIER

 Strong centre was tough to knock off the puck while assisting on Fedotenko's second goal. Lecavalier played better than the Flames' Jarome Iginla.

 TURNING POINT

 Ruslan Fedotenko grabbed a soft rebound off a Brad Richards point shot and flicked the puck past Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff at 13:31 of the first period for a 1-0 lead on his 11th goal of the playoffs. The team scoring first has won every game in this series. Flames winger Oleg Saprykin was in the box serving a minor penalty for tripping Chris Dingman, taking away a scoring chance in the Flames slot. Although the Flames made it an exciting finish with a late goal from Craig Conroy, the Bolts seemed destined to win after taking the early lead.

 WINNING GOAL

 Ruslan Fedotenko stepped into the slot 14 minutes into the second period, receiving a pass on the tape that he rifled into the top corner behind Miikka Kiprusoff. The goal opened a 2-0 lead, insurance that the Lightning needed after Craig Conroy got the Flames back in the game with a late goal in the third period.

 SAVE OF THE GAME

 With the Flames down 2-1 and pressing for the tying goal with less than five minutes remaining in the game, Marcus Nilson's point shot was blocked by Bolts goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. But the rebound bounced clear to Flames defenceman Jordan Leopold, pinching in from the point. The rearguard whipped a shot to the open side of the cage Khabibulin batted it away with the paddle of his stick.

 HIT OF THE GAME

 Racing to the bench on a line change, Flames winger Martin Gelinas lowered the shoulder into Bolts defenceman Pavel Kubina near the side boards. Gelinas had plenty of reasons to throw a little extra into the hit having just served a minor penalty for crunching Martin St. Louis minutes earlier. Before serving the penalty, Gelinas pointed out to officials the area along the boards where he was dangerously hit from behind by Lightning defenceman Cory Sarich in Game 5, without a penalty called.

 ROSTER MOVES

 Both teams iced the same lineup as Game 6. Calgary's Shean Donovan, who missed Game 6 with an apparent knee injury, took the warmup and looked fine but couldn't go.


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