Flames gearing up for fast final

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 4:59 PM ET

 Don't blink. This series is going to be Lightning quick.

 Not necessarily in terms of the number of games played but certainly with respect to the action on the ice.

  The Calgary Flames will be battling for Lord Stanley's Cup against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who earned the final berth after beating the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 last night in Game 7.

 Two teams that thrive on speed going head-to-head for the Stanley Cup?

 It's a hockey fan's dream.

 "We expect a lot of speed from them," said defenceman Andrew Ference. "They're a talented group.

 "They score a lot of goals and play a quick game.

 "Our biggest challenge will be containing their top forwards."

 No one has been able to contain Tampa's top guns so far.

 Former Flame Martin St. Louis, the Art Ross Trophy winner, will undoubtedly receive the most attention.

 The diminutive sniper leads all playoff scorers with 18 points but the Lightning have other players capable of creating havoc in the offensive end.

 Fredrik Modin is tied for third in playoff scoring with 16 points and Brad Richards is just a point back.

 The Bolts are dangerous offensively, as the Flames found out during the regular season when Tampa Bay skated away with a 6-2 win.


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