Game Over

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 2:02 PM ET


 SUN THREE STARS:

 1. Jarome Iginla, Flames. Scored Flames' first powerplay goal of the series and was dangerous all night.

 2. Robert Lang, Red Wings. Scored once and could have had a few helpers with some help from his mates.

 3. Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames. Made a handful of big stops to keep the Flames in the driver's seat.

 TURNING POINT:

 Detroit was looking to build momentum after Jiri Fischer's goal made it a 2-2 game at the 11:44 mark of the second stanza. But Shean Donovan re-ignited the crowd with his third of the playoffs just 40 seconds later when he took a great saucer pass from Marcus Nilson, froze Wings 'tender Curtis Joseph and slid it far side to put the home side back on top.

 SAVE OF THE GAME:

 The Wings broke in on a 2-on-1 with the dangerous Robert Lang and Brendan Shanahan looking to even the score late in the middle frame. Lang threw a perfect pass into the slot but Miikka Kiprusoff snagged Shanahan's one-timer to preserve Calgary's 3-2 lead.

 HIT OF THE GAME:

 Flames D Robyn Regehr stood up Ray Whitney at the Calgary blueline in the first minute. Not satisfied with just stopping the Detroit player's momentum, Regehr drove Whitney to the ice to the enjoyment of the sellout crowd.

 HARDEST WORKER:

 Flames F Shean Donovan was a workhorse the entire night. In addition to scoring the game-winner, he negated icings and created quality scoring opportunities with his strong work ethic.

 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 (head injury) and LW Dave Lowry (abdominal) are day-to-day. Healthy scratches included LW Lynn Loyns, LW Martin Sonnenberg and G Brent Krahn.

 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 Dominik Hasek (groin) is out for the season. C Jason Williams, C Jiri Hudler, D Niklas Kronvall and G Marc Lamothe were scratches.

 WHAT IT MEANS:

 The Flames held onto home-ice advantage and now have an opportunity to take a 3-1 stranglehold tomorrow night.

 NOTEWORTHY:

 The Flames received a standing ovation for their spirited play in the opening 20 minutes. After managing a total of five shots in two first periods in Detroit, the Flames launched 10 shots last night ... Former Flames star Theoren Fleury was in attendance last night and received a nice ovation from the crowd.


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