Flames Win In OT

June 3, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Oleg Saprykin scored his first goal in 18 games off a rebound of Jarome Iginla's shot 14:40 into overtime and the Calgary Flames beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 for a three games to two lead in the Stanley Cup finals.

"Great play by Jarome," Saprykin said. "Jarome shot the puck perfect. He saw me there and I just tried to get a rebound and I just put it in. The guys worked so hard and every guy deserved it."

"I didn't know where the puck was, (Marcus) Nilson kept it alive and made a great pass to me. He was going to shoot but he saw me," Iginla said. "Oleg was banging away in there right in front and he deserved the goal. It was so good to see that."

"I didn't really see what happened, I think guys got caught," Tampa Bay left wing Chris Dingman said. "I just looked and there were three guys on the ice. I just tried to hop over and get in. ... It was unfortunate to lose a game that way."

Game Six is on Saturday in Calgary.

"You're not going to win a Game 5 playing the first 40 minutes like we did, when a team wins all the battles, is a quicker team ... it comes back to grab you," Lightning coach John Tortorella said. "Now we have to go to their building and grab one and force Game 7."

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