cgy san
FINAL 123 T
Sharks 0 1 01
Flames 1 1 13
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FLAMES WON 4-2
GAME 1:  CALGARY 4, SAN JOSE 3
Montador scores in OT as Flames win opener
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GAME 2:  CALGARY 4, SAN JOSE 1
Just like that, Flames control game and series
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GAME 3:  SAN JOSE 3, CALGARY 0
Nabokov, Sharks shut out Flames
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GAME 4:  SAN JOSE 4, CALGARY 2
Sharks score four in second, drown Flames
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GAME 5:  CALGARY 3, SAN JOSE 0
Flames regain lead as home ice stays sour
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GAME 6:  CALGARY 3, SAN JOSE 1
Red-hot Flames return Cup finals to Canada
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Martin Gelinas

Jarome Iginla scored his 10th playoff goal as the host Flames advanced to their first Cup finals in 15 years with a 3-1 victory over the Sharks on Wednesday. More...

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The wacky West finals have come down to this: If a team can win at home, it will advance to the Stanley Cup finals.



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Postseason)
  CGY  SJ 
Goals Iginla13 Marleau8
Assists Conroy11 Dimitrakos8
Points Iginla22 Damphousse14
GAATurek 0.00 Nabokov 1.71
SPct.Turek 1.000 Nabokov .935


TEAM STATS (Postseason)
  CGY       SJ      
Goals Scored 60 38
Goals Against 53 32
Power Play % 13.9 13.6
Penalty Kill % 82.6 91.7
Shots on Goal 26.8 24.4


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