Stanley Cup Finals: Game 5

The speedy Oleg Saprykin picked up a rebound off a shot by Jarome Iginla and put it past Nikolai Khabibulin for the 3-2 overtime winner in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The goal put the Flames ahead 3-2 in the series and gives them the chance to win the Cup at home on Saturday in game 6 in Calgary. The Lightning, on the other hand, will be fighting for their lives, looking to force a game 7 in Tampa, which would be on Monday.

Calgary has won close game 5's in their last two series against Detroit and San Jose. Both game 5's sent the series back to Calgary where the Flames wrapped it up on home ice. The only series that went to 7 games for the Flames was against Vancouver in the first round after Vancouver won game 6 in triple overtime.

Anyhow, I'm too depressed to analyze this any further. Do or die on Saturday. Go Bolts!

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