Clark a one-man wrecking crew

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 3:24 PM ET


 TAMPA -- Forechecking, backchecking and even creating some scoring chances, Chris Clark had one of his best playoff games as a Flame.

 Clark created a two-on-one breakaway with linemate Craig Conroy in the first period, although he failed to score. He also stole the puck from Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin in the third, almost swiping the puck into the net, while recording four shots.

 "Four more than I've had the past three games, I think," Clark smiled.

 "The opportunities just seemed to be there for me tonight and what our line wants to do is just get the puck to the net as much as possible. So no matter whose stick it's on, we just want to get it there."

 Clark also spent time killing a couple of Lightning penalties as Tampa's intimidating powerplay scored just once in five chances.

 "Their offensive ability is unbelievable, so we need to limit their powerplay chances like we did in the first two periods," Clark said.

 "It gives them momentum and we want to stay away from that. In the third period, they really took it to us but we just have to shut them down."

 It was also the Flames' fifth consecutive playoff road win, giving them a 9-2 record this post-season when living out of a suitcase. Clark can't put his finger on why.

 "I wish we knew -- maybe we're playing simpler -- I'm not sure," Clark said.


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