Period by period

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:00 PM ET


 FIRST PERIOD

 Red Wings forward Brendan Shanahan was first to test Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff with a slapshot in the opening minute, while Motown sniper Brett Hull misfired from short range moments later as Detroit continued applying early pressure.

 Just four minutes in, a turnover in the neutral zone sent the Wings in on a three-on-two and Kiprusoff again had to be sharp to stop Steve Yzerman at the side of the Calgary net.

 Detroit forward Kris Draper was nabbed crashing into Kprusoff at 7:02, disallowing an apparent Kirk Maltby goal.

 The Flames failed to apply much pressure on the ensuing powerplay before Krzysztof Oliwa was tagged for interference, giving the Wings their first man-advantage.

 Detroit buzzed the Flames' end with the extra man, increasing their shots on goal advantage to 11-1 through the opening 14 minutes.

 The Flames' best scoring opportunities came from the sticks of Chris Clark and Jarome Iginla from the slot with five minutes remaining but both missed the target.

 Through 20 minutes, the Flames managed just two shots on Wings goalie Curtis Joseph, all from outside the blueline, while Detroit fired 13 shots at Kiprusoff.

 * FIRST PERIOD STAR: Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.

 SECOND PERIOD

 Flames winger Ville Nieminen was dealt a hooking penalty just two minutes into the period, giving Detroit its second powerplay of the game that Calgary effectively killed off but touched off a wide-open period in which each team scored once and six minor penalties were called, four against the Flames.

 Wings centre Robert Lang opened the scoring at 6:14, beating Miikka Kiprusoff with a quick wrist shot to his stick side from the slot after eluding a check from defenceman Rhett Warrener.

 Flames centre Craig Conroy was called for goaltender interference at 8:21 after crashing into Wings goalie Curtis Joseph, who appeared shaken but remained in the game.

 Flames winger Jarome Iginla almost tied the game with six minutes remaining, ringing a slapshot off the crossbar on a three-on-one.

 Defenceman Robyn Regehr's slapshot from the point at 17:57, with Wings defenceman Mathieu Dandenault providing the screen, knotted the contest 1-1.

 The Wings built a 22-11 shots-on-goal advantage although the Flames equalled their host's scoring opportunities through 40 minutes.

 * SECOND PERIOD STAR: Detroit centre Robert Lang.

 THIRD PERIOD

 Flames winger Chuck Kobasew came close to giving Calgary a 2-1 lead just two minutes into the period, failing to bury the puck behind Curtis Joseph with two whacks from close range.

 Calgary's best scoring chance came just five minutes in, with Matthew Lombardi dishing a pass to Martin Gelinas racing into the slot but the Flames winger's deflection missed the net.

 The Wings outshot the Flames 6-4 in the period for a 28-15 advantage through 60 minutes.

 Craig Conroy led all Flames centres in faceoffs, winning nine of 19 while the Wings' Robert Lang dominated, winning 13 of his 20 draws.

 * THIRD PERIOD STAR: Calgary winger Shean Donovan.

 FIRST OVERTIME:

 Flames winger Martin Gelinas stripped the puck from Detroit centre Robert Lang and fed a pass to Marcus Nilson in front, who picked the top corner behind goalie Curtis Joseph for winner at 2:39 and gave Calgary a 1-0 series lead.

 * OVERTIME STAR: Flames forward Marcus Nilson.


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