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Thoughts and observations from Thursday's ESPN Lightning telecast:

By JOHN C. COTEY
Published May 28, 2004

Main story
Photo gallery
Gary Shelton: What else did you expect?
John Romano: Fedotenko proves his value
Flames take out frustrations
Game 2: period by period
Goalie comparison
Hockey is the best medicine
Lecavalier goes in with a bang
Lecavalier play simply fit for the Great One
Meet the man who keeps them on edge
Richards' 2003 is now net gain
Simon fitting in with Flames
Slapshots
Soundbites
Lightning 4, Flames 1Series tied 1-1
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STANLEY CUP FINALS AT A GLANCE:
Click on each score for the main story from each game
Best-of-7
(Lightning wins series 4-3)
Tuesday [5/25]: Calgary 4, Tampa Bay 1
Thursday [5/27]: Tampa Bay 4, Calgary 1
Saturday [5/29]: Calgary 3, Tampa Bay 0
Monday [5/31]: Tampa Bay 1, Calgary 0

CAMERA SHY: The camera work - the angles, the replays - was not sharp, especially on replays that didn't match what the announcers were trying to point out. The shot of Brad Richards' goal should have focused on Dave Andreychuk practically falling over a defender to make a great pass.

LOVE IT: John Davidson, the analyst, calls boothmates Gary Thorne and Bill Clement "boys," as in "Calgary's coming, boys" to warn of a Flames rush, or, "We got a game, boys."

HOT TALK: The crew, particularly Thorne, kept hyping the temperatures rising, the emotions flaring and the heat getting turned up. Okay, we get it.

PENALTY SHOTS: Thorne, Clement and Davidson were all over the officiating in the first period that led to four Calgary power plays, especially the first penalty.

"That's being a little bit firm, early, isn't it?" Clement asked.

"Wow," Thorn answered.

After the second penalty, Davidson chimed in, "Folks, that is just a regular hockey play. Two weak calls."

VINCENT CAN GO: Vinny Lecavalier got the respect of the ESPN crew for his first-period play. "Vinny Lecavalier has come to this hockey game like a man possessed," Clement said.

TOO MUCH INFORMATION: Brad Lukowich does not wear underwear. But thanks for the feature, anyway.

FINAL WORD: "If Calgary does not win this game, they're going to look back and say our power play let us down." - Clement.

[Last modified May 28, 2004, 01:27:21]

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