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Game 4 Player of the Game: Jonas Hiller

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Heading into Game 4, the Calgary Flames knew the Vancouver Canucks would be playing a desparate brand of hockey.

Down 2-1 in the series and playing the fourth game within the hostile confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Canucks were determined to square things up with their divisional rival.

Jonas Hiller had other plans.

The netminder was rock solid from puck drop, weathering an early flurry of shots from the Canucks, staying fresh in the second stanza when he was only tested with three shots, and then denying Vancouver on all 15 shots they fired at him in the final frame.

"By that time, you kind of feel the game and tonight, I felt really good," Hiller of the Canucks third period onslaught. "We kind of knew it was coming, so you try and stay focused and find the puck and it worked out really well."

The only goal that evaded the 33-year-old was credited to Henrik Sedin, whose shot from the side of the net bounced off Kris Russell and past Hiller while the Canucks were on the power play in the first period.

In total, Hiller made 28 saves in Game 4's 3-1 victory. Thus far, the goaltender has a 1.79 GAA and a .938 save percentage in four postseason outings this year.

The Flames have a chance to close things in Game 5 in Vancouver, but Hiller isn't looking past that outing. His focus is solely on Thursday night's tilt at Rogers Arena.

"We’ve still got to win one game and, normally, the fourth one is the toughest one to win. We definitely want to do this as quick as possible. We’ll worry about winning the next one, then look ahead after that."

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