Game Over

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:16 PM ET


 SUN THREE STARS:

 1. Kris Draper, Red Wings. Set up Detroit's first goal in the opening seconds and used his speed to shut down Calgary forwards.

 2. Stephane Yelle, Flames. Cleaned up in the faceoff circle and made some dandy defensive plays.

 3. Mathieu Dandenault, Red Wings. Potted the game-winner after a monster shift by the Wings had the Flames scrambling.

 TURNING POINT:

 Detroit buzzed the Calgary net for nearly two solid minutes and were finally rewarded when a puck trickled through the pads of Miikka Kiprusoff and Mathieu Dandenault was there to poke it across the line for the game-winner.

 SAVE OF THE GAME:

 The Flames had just scored twice in 18 seconds to set a franchise record for the fastest two goals in franchise history and they came looking for more. Ville Nieminen fed Shean Donovan on a perfect 2-on-1 but Curtis Joseph stacked the pads and made the save to keep it 2-2.

 HIT OF THE GAME:

 Wings F Brendan Shanahan arrived at the rink in a bad mood and took a healthy run at a few Flames in the opening period. Shean Donovan absorbed the biggest one as Shanahan caught him with an open-ice blast just inside the Calgary blueline.

 HARDEST WORKER:

 Flames F Shean Donovan was all over the ice for the second straight game. His great effort led directly to Calgary's second goal as he outbattled Steve Yzerman and, as he was falling, made the pass to Ville Nieminen at the side of the Detroit cage.

 FIGHT CARD:

 None.

 SCRATCHES:

 FLAMES -- C Steve Reinprecht (shoulder) and C Dean McAmmond (back) are both out for the season. D Rhett Warrener (eye), LW Chris Simon (lower body), D Toni Lydman (concussion) and LW Dave Lowry (abdominal) are day-to-day. Healthy scratches included LW Lynn Loyns, LW Martin Sonnenberg and G Brent Krahn.

 RED WINGS -- D Chris Chelios (upper body) is out day-to-day. RW Steve Thomas (groin) and RW Mark Mowers (foot) are doubtful for the series while G Dominic Hasek (groin) is out for the season. C Jason Williams, C Jiri Hudler, D Niklas Kronvall and G Marc Lamothe were healthy scratches.

 WHAT IT MEANS:

 It's another best-of-three as the Flames head on the road for the second straight series tied at two wins apiece.

 NOTEWORTHY:

 Wings G Curtis Joseph celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday ... Flames winger Martin Gelinas leads all players in the series with a plus-7 in the post-season. D Jordan Leopold is next at plus-6 while three different players lead Detroit with a plus-2 ... F Kirk Maltby's goal 26 seconds into the game was the series' first scored in the opening period.


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