Calgary won 4-3 (Game 2 of 7)

Calgary won 4-3

Game 1: Wednesday, April 7th
Game 2: Friday, April 9th
Game 3: Sunday, April 11th
Game 4: Tuesday, April 13th
Game 5: Thursday, April 15th
Game 6: Saturday, April 17th
Game 7: Monday, April 19th

10:30 PM ET, April 9, 2004

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 T
CGY 2 0 02
VAN 0 1 01

M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 25, Save Pct.: .962

E. Jovanovski (Canucks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

J. Iginla (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Calgary at Vancouver 10:30 pm EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- If Todd Bertuzzi's presence on the power-play was missed, it was not evident for the Vancouver Canucks, who face the Calgary Flames in Game Two of the Western Conference quarterfinals Friday night.

In the 13 games, the Canucks played without Bertuzzi due to his suspension, they were a woeful 4-for-43 on the power play, which did not stop them from going 7-3-2-1 down the stretch and capturing the Northwest Division title.

However, Wednesday's series opener resulted in a big night for the Canucks' power-play unit, which was 4-for-6. Captain Markus Naslund had assists on power-play goals by Martin Rucinsky, Sami Salo and Brendan Morrison.

The big night on the power play ran Vancouver's overall winning streak to seven games and also helped them erase the memories of last season's playoff-opening 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The Flames were playing their first playoff game since 1996 and that was evident. Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff set a NHL-record with a 1.69 goals-against average but gave up more than three goals for just the fourth time this season.


Vancouver - Morrison finished the regular-season with three goals and seven assists in his last seven games and had a power-play goal and two assists in the series opener; Naslund didn't score but had three assists for the first time since January 25.

Calgary - Defenseman Jordan Leopold had two assists in his playoff debut. games


Vancouver - Although they teamed up Vancouver's third power-play goal twin brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin are not hot. They did post the best numbers of their careers but have combined for five goals in their last 41 games.

Calgary - Captain Jarome Iginla tied for the league lead with 41 goals but playing in his third career postseason game, he did not register a point and was on the ice for three Vancouver goals; Shean Donovan has just two goals in his last 32 games.

STREAKS: Calgary is 5-2-1 last seven visits to Vancouver.

HISTORY: Vancouver has not begun a series with two straight wins since the Smythe Division final vs. Winnipeg.


Vancouver - Rucinsky, Salo, Henrik Sedin, Mathias Ohlund, Morrison, one goal; Naslund, three assists.

Calgary - Chris Simon, Oleg Saprykin and Krysztof Oliwa, one goal; Leopold, two assists.


Vancouver - Mats Lindgren (back); Magnus Arvedson (knee); Bryan Allen (shoulder).

Calgary - Steve Reinprecht (shoulder); Dave Lowry (abdominal); Stephane Yelle (lower body); Dean McAmmond (back).back