Bolts' powerplay unplugged

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 3:25 PM ET


 TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning powerplay was supposed to be the difference maker.

 Deadly, efficient. Always striking as fast as ... well, lightning.

 Tampa rode an amazing man-advantage run to push aside the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference final, tallying nine goals in six games, including five in the final three matches.

 The Calgary Flames weren't just aware of that danger but last night turned the tables, to boot.

 Jarome Iginla's shorthanded tally proved to be the game-winner but Calgary's penalty killers were nearly just as lethal throughout the course of the 4-1 Flames victory at the St. Pete Times Forum.

 The key was being aggressive against a Bolts team willing to take chances, overload sides and pinch.

 "We're trying to skate," said Iginla. "We're trying to create chances and we try -- our motto is -- to kill a lot of it up ice. We try and see if we can get some chances and put some pressure on them and get them thinking.

 "We have got a lot of respect for Tampa's powerplay. All the goals that they got in the playoffs and last series is something you know about.

 "That was a good break, though. I think it bounced over (Fredrik) Modin's stick, so to get that chance wasn't actually from anticipation or anything."


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