Iggy bettered by Brad

, Last Updated: 3:55 PM ET

 In the battle of the big guns, Jarome Iginla came out second best.

 A rarity indeed in these playoffs but a reason the Calgary Flames' run to glory was stalled and the Stanley Cup final will go to a seventh and deciding game.

  The Tampa Bay Lightning's main man, Brad Richards, picked the perfect time to have his most dominating game of the best-of-seven series, which is now tied at three wins apiece.

 Richards had two goals and an assist to pace his charges to the 3-2 overtime win at the Saddledome. He also leads the post-season scoring race with 25 points (12-13-25).

 Iginla's contribution -- with a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP also his had the Flames won -- was only a couple of shots on goal and a minus-one rating in 30 minutes and 13 seconds of ice time.

 He didn't register a shot in the third period or any of the overtime.

 "Their higher scorers beat our higher scorers," said Iginla, who stalled with 13 goals and 22 points. "I don't know if you call it top guys.

 "You look all the way through our lines and every line was going for us. What a game for Oleg Saprykin. Chuckie (Kobasew) was battling. (Ville) Nieminen, what a great play. Chris Clark, (Marcus) Nilson, they were going, and unfortunately, our line wasn't as good alongside them.

 "We got outplayed. The OT goal was against our line but that's in the past now."

 Bank on a better Iginla in tomorrow night's Game 7 in Tampa.

 Whether he'll be the dominating star he was in the same situation in the first round victory over Vancouver or even the standout he was in Calgary's Game 5 win remains to be seen.

 However, you know he's going to expect it of himself.

 Flames GM-head coach Darryl Sutter limited any criticism and wouldn't cite nerves as a reason for his star to come up flat.

 "Some of our guys that we play a lot and expect to be really good for us just weren't as sharp as they have been in other games," he said. "But I don't think (they were) uptight, no."


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