Play-by-play look at Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final

TODD SAELHOF -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 3:45 PM ET

 Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final opens in front of a frenzied Saddledome crowd.

 Flames LW Chris Simon keeps the fans roaring on the opening shift when he delivers the first hit of the game on veteran D Darryl Sydor on the end boards in the Tampa Bay Lightning zone.

  Nearly four minutes pass before the first shot on net is registered. It comes courtesy of the Flames on a high, harmless long-shot from the point that's handled easily by G Nikolai Khabibulin.

 Flames RW Jarome Iginla gets his first chance of the game nearly seven minutes in but his shot from just inside the blueline through the screen of D Nolan Pratt zings wide off the far post.

 Flames D Toni Lydman whiffs on a clearing attempt beside the Flames net, before Bolts LW Dave Andreychuk knocks him down and gets a quick backhand that's steered to safety by Flames G Miikka Kiprusoff.

 The Lightning continues to pressure the Flames, as C Vincent Lecavalier is fed the puck in the high slot by RW Martin St. Louis and unloads a long slapshot that's stopped by Kiprusoff.

 At the 10:59 mark, Flames D Andrew Ference and Andreychuk are both given penalties -- Ference for hooking and Andreychuk for elbowing -- during a battle deep in the Flames zone.

 With four skaters a side, the Lightning completely control the play but is unable to generate a scoring chance.

 Back at full-strength, Bolts D Dan Boyle lets a quick shot go from the point that ricochets off a leg and nearly beats Kiprusoff five-hole.

 With the Lightning defencemen pinching often, the Flames finally get an odd-man rush. C Craig Conroy is forced to the outside for a sharp-angle shot that's saved by G Khabibulin. But on the rush, Bolts D Cory Sarich checks Flames LW Martin Gelinas hard into the Lightning net and gets tagged with an interference penalty.

 With the first powerplay of the game, the Flames fail to generate any opportunities.

 Calgary gets a second powerplay when Bolts RW Ruslan Fedotenko takes a penalty for interference in the neutral zone.

 On the ensuing man-advantage, the Flames get one chance when Iginla's shot from the top of the left-wing circle is redirected but the puck slides harmlessly through the far corner of the crease and wide of the net.

 * FIRST-PERIOD STAR: G Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames.

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 END OF ONE:

 CALGARY FLAMES: 0

 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING: 0


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