CALGARY 2 SAN JOSE 0
GAME AT A GLANCE
CALGARY— Miikka Kiprusoff made 21 saves and recorded his 6th career playoff shutout in the Calgary Flames 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6.
The win forces Game 7 which will be held in San Jose on Tuesday night.
|Calgary Flames' Daymond Langkow, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Jarome Iginla during the second period of Game 6 NHL hockey playoff action against the San Jose Sharks in Calgary, Sunday, April 20, 2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Jeff McIntosh) |
Owen Nolan got the ice breaker in the first period and the C of Red erupted. After the Flames had sustained pressure in the offensive zone for several minutes, Nolan's line came on and kept up the intensity. Kristian Huselius deked around several Sharks and backhanded the puck towards the net. The shot bounced off of a few players before landing right on Nolan's stick. His second goal of the postseason came at 11:33, with assists going to Huselius and Robyn Regehr.
The Sharks took the only penalty of the first frame. Eric Nystrom got behind the defense and was on his way to the net when Patrick Rissmiller hauled him down. It intially looked like Nystrom would receive a penalty shot but the referee signalled otherwise. The crowd wasn't wasn't pleased with the decision but the Flames did get their first power play of the night at 16:37.
The Flames outshot the Sharks 11-5 in the intial 20 minutes.
Calgary took two penalties in the second period, with Huselius going to the sin bin for tripping at 2:38 and Alex Tanguay getting called for hooking at 12:05. The Sharks weren't able to muster much offense with the man advantage though, only garnering three shots while on the power play.
Daymond Langkow gave the Flames a two goal lead late in the second with a wrist shot that beat Evgeni Nabokov under his right leg when the goaltender kicked out his pad. Calgary's second goal of the night came at 19:03, with Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla getting the helpers.
Another early penalty to the Flames gave San Jose a chance to get themselves on the board. David Moss took a hooking call at 2:03 and while the Sharks power play looked much better than in the second period, Kiprusoff stood tall.
The Sharks kept on coming and pulled Nabokov with 1:16 left in game for an extra attacker. The move didn't work out for San Jose and the Flames forced Game 7 with their 2-0 win.