Donovan scoring streak at six games


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Shean Donovan put on a show for his
former Pittsburgh teammates.

Donovan had three goals and an assist Sunday night, leading the
Calgary Flames to a 6-1 victory over the Penguins on Sunday night.

Donovan capped his first career hat trick by converting a pass
from Martin Gelinas with 1:14 left in the third period.

"It was awesome," Donovan said. "Just was in the right place
at the right time. Sometimes that doesn't happen, but it was nice
it happened tonight."

Acquired in a trade from Pittsburgh on March 11, 2002, Donovan
has a six-game goal scoring streak -- with nine goals and two
assists during that span.

He's tied with Detroit's Brett Hull for the longest goal streak
in the NHL this season and two games away from the club record.

"He's been an inspiration for everybody for the last three
weeks," Gelinas said. "He's got a lot of speed as we all know but
he's finishing around the net right now. He's exciting to watch and
to play with."

Jordan Leopold, Stephane Yelle and Oleg Saprykin also scored for
Calgary. The Flames have won four in a row and have picked up
points in 10 straight.

Milan Kraft scored for Pittsburgh, with lost its third straight
game with two stops to go on a five-game road trip. They have lost
nine of their last 10 away from home.

Miikka Kiprsoff made 21 saves to win his fourth in a row and
improve to 6-1-0 since joining Calgary in a trade with San Jose
three weeks ago.

Sebastien Caron got the start for Pittsburgh on the same day
that the Penguins announced that rookie Marc-Andre Fleury will be
loaned to Canada for the upcoming world junior championships.

Game notes
The Calgary record for consecutive games with a goal is
eight, shared by Kent Nilsson (1983-84) and Gary Roberts (1992-93)
... Green, recalled Saturday from Lowell of the AHL, made his
Flames season debut in place of C Craig Conroy. Conroy will undergo
an MRI on Monday after suffering a knee injury Friday night against
Minnesota ... With three injuries at center, LW Dean McAmmond
played center for the first time this season, inheriting Conroy's
spot between Donovan and Gelinas.