Lightning Even Series

May 27, 2004

2004 Playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 to even the Stanley Cup Finals one games apiece.

"It's just one but, for us, it was a chance to turn the momentum around and we did that," Martin St. Louis said. "Our desperation level was much higher."

"I thought we did a pretty good job through most of the night with the penalties, and early on especially not allowing them to get that first goal," Lightning coach John Tortorella said.

"Other than Jarome (Iginla, the Flames' captain), our skilled players weren't as effective in tough areas as their skilled players," Flames coach Darryl Sutter said.

Vincent Lecavalier set up two goals and made several key plays in the game.

"Throughout the game he was physical," Brad Richards said. "It kind of brings everybody on the same page. You saw it happen in the last series with [Philadelphia's Keith] Primeau and that just makes everybody believe they can do it."

"It wasn't the moves that were the most important part of his game. I thought his presence was the most important thing," Tortorella said. "I thought he showed a physical presence, and you could just see him maturing, saying to the team, `Follow me.' "

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