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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Sharks attack Flames, even series

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posted on May, 16 2004 @ 09:17 PM
The Sharks are in a feeding frenzy, or maybe the fire of the Flames is being squelched. Either way, the Western conference Finals are all tied at 2. A series that looked like the Flames were going to take control early has turned around completely. Nabokov has been able to focus the last few games and that could spell doom for the Flames. The Sharks burned the Flames with 4 goals in the second period. Now only if the Sharks can figure out how to win at home. Game 5 is Monday in San Jose.

The Associated Press
CALGARY, Alberta - If the San Jose Sharks can just figure out how to overcome the home-ice disadvantage in the Western Conference finals, Mike Rathje believes they’re ready to put this series away.

Rathje’s first goal of the playoffs started San Jose’s four-goal second period and Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves in the Sharks’ 4-2 victory over the Flames in Game 4 Sunday, evening the series at two games apiece.

The road team has won all four games in the conference finals, which is bad news for the Sharks: They’ll be back home for Game 5 on Monday night in the Shark Tank, where San Jose has lost three straight playoff games overall.

At first I thought the Sharks were going to beat up on the Flames, then I thought the Flames were going to run all over the Sharks. Now we are back to the Sharks having the upper hand. As long as Nabokov can continue to play well, the Sharks should win the series.

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