The Flames got caught snoozing early. Within the first ten minutes of play, Radek Dvorak found the back of the net twice giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead. It was down hill after that for the Flames.
Marty Reasoner picked up both assists on the first two goals. The shots after 20 minutes were 9-6 for the Panthers. The Flames simply couldn't find their legs after that.