Final

Series (Game 1 of 1)

Calgary leads 1-0

Game 1: Monday, November 4th
Flames4Final
Islanders2

Flames 4

(4-3-2, 13 pts)

Islanders 2

(3-8-0, 7 pts)

7:00 PM ET, November 4, 2002

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

1 2 3 T
CGY 1 1 24
NYI 0 2 02

C. Drury (Flames - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Leopold (Flames - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

C. Kobasew (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Flames have scored points in past six games

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Last year is looking like ancient history for the New York Islanders.

A year removed from a fast start that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time since 1994, the Islanders fell short again Monday night, losing to the Calgary Flames 4-2. The Islanders have lost five in a row and six of their last seven games.

Chris Drury scored the game-winning goal 96 seconds into the third period, putting the Flames back on top after the Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit.

The Flames picked up points for the sixth game in a row, going 2-0-2-2 during that stretch. The Islanders, meanwhile, hadn't lost more than three in a row since Peter Laviolette took over as coach last season.

''It seems like last year was a dream -- like it didn't happen,'' Mark Parrish said.

Asked if he was disappointed, Parrish said: ''I was disappointed 10 games ago. Furious, maybe?''

The Flames took a 2-0 lead on goals by Craig Conroy and Mattias Johansson -- who scored his first NHL goal when his wraparound attempt went in off goalie Garth Snow's stick at 2:37 of the second period.

Roman Hamrlik and Alexei Yashin scored to tie it before the second intermission, but Drury's fifth goal of the season gave the Flames the lead for good.

Chuck Kobasew added an insurance goal with 6:25 left on a backhand off a turnover by Hamrlik.

Jamie McLennan stopped 26 shots for his first victory of the season.

''I'm so happy to get my first win here,'' said McLennan, a former Islander. ''It kind of goes full circle. I got my first NHL win in this building against Calgary.''

Snow, who stopped 17 shots, remained winless (0-4-1).

Game notes


The Islanders recalled forwards Mattias Weinhandl, Trent Huner and Eric Manlow from Bridgeport early Monday, and sent forwards Raffi Torres and Justin Mapletoft to the Sound Tigers later in the day. Hunter and Manlow started the game along with forward Shawn Bates. ... Forward Aaron Asham sat out a second consecutive game. ... Flames top goalie Roman Turek missed his second consecutive game with a broken finger. ... Long Island was the first stop for the Flames on a five-game road trip, which includes stops in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Atlanta.

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