CALGARY 2 SAN JOSE 3
GAME AT A GLANCE
CALGARY— Even though the Flames came out strong with an early goal, the Sharks scored with less than 10 seconds to go in the game to get the 3-2 victory.
|Dion Phaneuf takes Patrick Marleau into the end boards. |
Jarome Iginla got the crowd right into the game early when he scored the ice breaker while falling. Picking Langkow's rebound, the captain rifled a shot from the right of the net. It flew over Evgeni Nabokov's shoulder and the C of Red exploded. His second goal of the post-season came at 3:19. Daymond Langkow and Alex Tanguay picked up assists.
Jody Shelley made himself public enemy number one late in the first when he threw a few punches at Jim Vandermeer in front of the Calgary net. The Flames defenseman didn't retaliate and Shelley earned himself a roughing call. After the whistle was blown and Miikka Kiprusoff was headed to the bench during the TV timeout, Shelley tripped him in front of the referee. The blatant trip didn't draw any extra penalties and the fans let Shelley know what they thought of his actions with boos so loud they rivaled the "Go Flames Go" chants.
Craig Conroy ran into some penalty trouble in the second frame, taking a hooking call at 9:43.The power play was what San Jose needed to get themselves on the scoreboard.
Ryane Clowe got the Sharks back into the game with his fourth goal of the playoffs. While on the power play, Kiprusoff was screened and didn't see Clowe tip Patrick Marleau's shot from the blueline. The power play goal came at 10:56.
The game didn't stay tied for long though. Dion Phaneuf got his third goal of the playoffs with a blast that just squeaked by Nabokov. The Sharks goaltender had several players screening him and couldn't get his left pad over enough to kick the puck out. The goal came at 18:29 with the lone assist going to Iginla.
Langkow was millimetres away from scoring early in the third. One a three-on-one, Langkow wristed a shot over Nabokov but it rang off the crossbar. The Flames thought it was a goal and threw their arms in celebration but a review showed it wasn't over the line.
Jonathan Cheechoo scored late in the third period, knotting the game up at 2-2. His slap shot beat Kiprusoff at 4:54. Everyone thought the game was going to overtime but the Sharks getting pushing.
Joe Thorton tipped in a shot by Murray with less than 10 seconds left in the game, shocking both the Flames and everyone in Pengrowth Saddledome.
The Flames head back to San Jose for Thursday's game with a 2-2 split in the series.