Period by period

TODD SAELHOF -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 4:58 PM ET


 FIRST PERIOD:

 Flames D Rhett Warrener gets the first good scoring chance, slightly more than seven minutes into the contest, on a screened point shot that Sharks G Evgeni Nabokov stopped.

 Minutes later, Sharks D Kyle McLaren lofts a point shot at the Flames net that Flames G Miikka Kiprusoff struggles to stop.

 With five minutes left in the first period, Sharks C Marcel Goc swings around to put a quick shot on net from the right-wing sideboards that teammate C Wayne Primeau redirects just wide of the far-side post.

 On the ensuing faceoff, Sharks C Mike Ricci tries the wraparound and Kiprusoff easily stuffs it.

 At the other end, Flames RW Chuck Kobasew grabs a loose puck behind the net and attempts a bank-shot off Nabokov but it falls harmlessly to the side of the net.

 On the same shift, Flames LW Ville Nieminen drives around Sharks D Rob Davison and cuts to the net but loses the puck before he gets in tight.

 With the powerplay struggling, the Flames get just one shot on net during their third man-advantage of the period -- D Steve Montador's slapper with no traffic in front of Nabokov.

 * FIRST-PERIOD STAR: Wayne Primeau, San Jose.

 SECOND PERIOD

 The Flames register the first scoring chance of the period, when RW Shean Donovan turns Sharks D Kyle McLaren inside-out and gets a shot off from the left hashmark that G Evgeni Nabokov stops.

 The Sharks turn around and go on a 4-on-2 rush. G Miikka Kiprusoff stops the first shot but, as the goalie gets to his feet, Sharks D Mike Rathje one-times a loose puck from the high slot that glances off Kiprusoff's glove and goes top corner at 2:40.

 With San Jose D Jason Marshall off for mugging LW Martin Gelinas, pinching Flames D Jordan Leopold fans on RW Jarome Iginla's cross-ice feed while staring at an open cage.

 Just a couple minutes later, Iginla drives into the Sharks zone around D Rob Davison and centres to Gelinas in the crease, where the puck is pushed through Nabokov's legs. Iginla is eventually credited with the goal.

 The Sharks answer 41 seconds later, when Kiprusoff plays a dump-in behind his net then backs into Flames D Robyn Regehr, leaving the net open for Sharks RW Jonathan Cheechoo to collect the loose puck behind the goalline and stuff in the Sharks' go-ahead goal.

 Just 89 seconds later, the Sharks swarm Kiprusoff on a powerplay with Flames LW Chris Simon off for roughing. Sharks C Vincent Damphousse one-times C Patrick Marleau's pass from behind the net past Kiprusoff from in tight.

 Flames D Jordan Leopold goes off for high-sticking and the Flames are able to kill the penalty, despite running around in their own zone for nearly the entire two minutes and for almost another 90 seconds after the minor expires.

 Another Flames penalty sends D Robyn Regehr to the box. Damphousse collects a loose puck in the corner and sends a perfect pass to the top of the crease where Marleau pokes it past Kiprusoff.

 In the final minute, Flames LW Ville Nieminen goes toe-to-toe with Marshall.

 * SECOND-PERIOD STAR: Vincent Damphousse, Sharks.

 THIRD PERIOD

 Flames G Roman Turek replaces Miikka Kiprusoff in the Flames net to see his first action of these playoffs.

 Flames RW Jarome Iginla gets the best chance of the opening minutes when he deflects C Craig Conroy's high-slot shot wide of the net.

 A high-sticking penalty to Sharks LW Nils Ekman puts the Flames on a 4-on-3 powerplay for nearly a minute but they squander the chance, as well as the followup 5-on-4 man-advantage for the next minute.

 The Flames go a 3-on-2 rush but Flames D Jordan Leopold again fans on a one-timer.

 Swarming the net on a last-ditch powerplay, Flames RW Chris Simon is stoned by G Evgeni Nabokov in tight and Conroy is stopped by Nabokov's outstretched leg. Later in the PP, Simon goes top-shelf to round out the scoring.

 * THIRD-PERIOD STAR: Scott Hannan, San Jose.


Videos

Photos