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Three stars of the game

By Times Staff Writer
Published June 4, 2004

[Times photo: Bill Serne]
Calgary's Marcus Nilson and Stephane Yelle celebrate the Flames' Game 5 victory.
Main story
Gary Shelton: Only number that counts is 1
John Romano: Turnover might define season
Game 5: period by period
Goalie comparison
He won't be handcuffed
In the beginning, there they were
Mix-and-match theory clicked
Shenanigans, not skill, dominating this final
Slapshots
Sound bites
Teammates defend Khabibulin - off the ice
Three stars of the game
ThunderBug has us all abuzz
Stanley Cup tickets at $200 were just too good to be true
Some are immune to Lightning fever
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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

OLEG SAPRYKIN: His overtime goal won Game 5. It might have won Calgary the series. It was his only his third goal of the postseason.

JAROME IGINLA: There might not be a better player in these playoffs. There might not be a better player in the world. His pinpoint-perfect goal gave the Flames a 2-1 lead and showed how much skill a big man can have.

MARTIN ST. LOUIS: He had gone more than six weeks without scoring an even-strength goal. But he snapped that slump with his first-period goal. By far, his best game of the past two rounds.

[Last modified June 4, 2004, 01:00:14]

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  • Slapshots
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