Sharks Hold On for 4-3 Win, Series Lead


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San Jose..4

Flames Sharks Hockey
Jonathan Cheechoo has been pretty silent in the first 3 games of the series, but he’s come back in game 4 and 5 to become a Flames fan’s worst nightmare. Tonight Cheechoo scored 2 goals in the 3rd period to give San Jose the victory and a 3-2 series lead.

Cheechoo received some help from Ryane Clowe (who’s been solid throughout the series) and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau who now seem to be playing the kind of hockey they’re getting paid to play. Thornton and Marleau had slow starts to this series, but have now both begun to contribute offensively.

After a scoreless first period, Calgary opened the scoring when Jarome Iginla capitalized on a 5-on-3 powerplay shot to beat Evgeni Nabokov for his 3rd goal of the playoffs.

Calgary also received 3rd period goals from Daymond Langkow and David Moss, but 3 was not enough tonight as they lost their 2nd game in a row and are now facing elimination in game 6 on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
No Scoring

2nd Period
CGY: Iginla A: Huselius, Phaneuf
SJS: Pavelski A: Erhoff, Rivet
SJS: Marleau A: Thornton, Campbell

3rd Period
SJS: Cheechoo A: Pavelski, Clowe
SJS: Cheechoo A: Marleau
CGY: Langkow A: Tanguay, Phaneuf
CGY: Moss A: Iginla, Conroy

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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