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Sullivan, Flames Take Bite Out Of Sharks

By Associated Press

Mike Sullivan had three goals and an assist Thursday as the Calgary Flames rolled it up against the San Jose Sharks, emerging with a 9-2 victory at San Jose, Calif., and their first win of this season’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

San Jose holds a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series, with Game 4 scheduled for Saturday at the San Jose Arena. Calgary has never recovered from a two-game deficit in a playoff series.

Sullivan’s third goal came at 1:02 into the third period against Sharks goaltender Wade Flaherty, who had replaced an ineffective Arturs Irbe in the first period.

Joe Nieuwendyk, who missed the first two games of the playoffs with a sore back, and Kelly Kisio each scored two goals for the Flames.

The Flames simply rocked San Jose in the first period, getting three straight goals and adding another after the Sharks finally managed to score.

Just 43 seconds into the game, Paul Kruse beat Irbe with his second goal of the playoffs. Irbe barely had time to recoup when Sullivan’s unassisted goal went into the net at 1:20.

Flames 9, Sharks 2

San Jose, Calif.

Calgary 4 2 3 - 9

San Jose 1 1 0 - 2

First period-1, Calgary, Kruse 2 (Nieuwendyk, Chiasson), :43. 2, Calgary, Sullivan 1 (Housley), 1:20. 3, Calgary, Sullivan 2 (Fleury), 5:17 (sh). 4, San Jose, Dahlen 3 (Friesen, Pedersen), 5:42 (pp). 5, Calgary, Stern 1, 7:15 (sh).

Second period-6, Calgary, Kisio 2 (Nylander, Housley), 1:28 (pp). 7, Calgary, Nieuwendyk 1 (Fleury, Sullivan), 3:18. 8, San Jose, Rathje 2 (Whitney, Makarov), 10:48 (pp).

Third period-9, Calgary, Sullivan 3 (Titov, Fleury), 1:02. 10, Calgary, Nieuwendyk 2 (Titov, Fleury), 2:00. 11, Calgary, Kisio 3 (Nylander, Kennedy), 17:19.

Shots on goal-Calgary 12-7-12-31. San Jose 6-6-12-24.Power-play opp.-Calgary 1 of 6; San Jose 2 of 8.Goalies-Calgary, Kidd 1-2 (24 shots-22 saves). San Jose, Irbe 2-1 (5-1), Flaherty (7:15 first, 26-21). A-17,190 (17,190).

Canucks 6, Blues 1

Vancouver, British Columbia

Sergio Momesso scored two goals as Vancouver beat St. Louis to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference series.

Jyrki Lumme, Geoff Courtnall, Trevor Linden and Dave Babych also scored as the Canucks won after splitting the first two games in St. Louis.

The teams will play Game 4 on Saturday.

St. Louis 1 0 0 - 1

Vancouver 3 2 1 - 6

First period-1, St. Louis, Hull 2 (Shanahan, MacInnis), :20. 2, Vancouver, Lumme 2 (Ronning, Bure), 1:18 (pp). 3, Vancouver, G.Courtnall 1 (Ronning, McLean), 4:30 (pp). 4, Vancouver, Babych 2 (R.Courtnall, Bure), 10:53 (sh).

Second period-5, Vancouver, Momesso 2 (Lumme, R.Courtnall), 5:16. 6, Vancouver, Momesso 3 (Bure, Lumme), 18:34 (pp).

Third period-7, Vancouver, Linden 1 (Ronning, Ruuttu), 6:48 (pp).

Shots on goal-St. Louis 10-10-5-25. Vancouver 14-10-12-36.Power-play opp.-St. Louis 0 of 5; Vancouver 4 of 11.Goalies-St. Louis, Joseph 1-2 (36 shots-30 saves). Vancouver, McLean 2-1 (25-24).A-13,409 (16,150).

Red Wings 5, Stars 1

Dallas

Dino Ciccarelli scored a hat trick on three of his team’s four power-play goals and Detroit defeated Dallas to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series.

The fourth game is set for Sunday at Reunion Arena.

Detroit 2 2 1 - 5

Dallas 1 0 0 - 1

First period-1, Detroit, Ciccarelli 1 (Yzerman, Coffey), 3:17 (pp). 2, Detroit, Kozlov 2 (Ramsey, Fedorov), 10:32. 3, Dallas, Gagner 1 (Matvichuk, K.Hatcher), 13:49 (pp).

Second period-4, Detroit, Primeau 2 (Rouse, Konstantinov), 3:08 (pp). 5, Detroit, Ciccarelli 2 (Kozlov, Fedorov), 15:37 (pp).

Third period-6, Detroit, Ciccarelli 3 (Coffey, Lidstrom), 10:22 (pp).

Shots on goal-Detroit 17-11-9-37. Dallas 10-7-7-24.Power-play opp.-Detroit 4 of 8; Dallas 1 of 6.Goalies-Detroit, Vernon 3-0 (24 shots-23 saves). Dallas, Moog 0-3 (28-24), Wakaluk (0:00 third, 9-8).A-16,214 (16,924).

Blackhawks 3, Maple Leafs 2

Toronto

Gary Suter scored twice and Chris Chelios had a short-handed goal as Chicago beat Toronto to cut the Maple Leaf’s edge in the Western Conference quarterfinal series to 2-1.

Chicago 1 1 1 - 3

Toronto 1 0 1 - 2

First period-1, Toronto, Ridley 2 (Gartner, Macoun), 15:16 (pp). 2, Chicago, Suter 1 (Nicholls, Chelios), 18:43 (pp).

Second period-3, Chicago, Suter 2 (Diduck, Savard), 3:44.

Third period-4, Chicago, Chelios 1 (Nicholls), 13:02 (sh). 5, Toronto, Sundin 4 (Gartner), 19:02.

Shots on goal-Chicago 15-11-11-37. Toronto 11-14-10-35.Power-play opp.-Chicago 1 of 6; Toronto 1 of 7.Goalies-Chicago, Belfour 1-2 (35 shots-33 saves). Toronto, Potvin 2-1 (37-34).A-15,746 (15,642).

xxxx STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Today’s games Quebec at Rangers, 4:30 (ESPN) Philadelphia at Buffalo, 4:30 Pittsburgh at Washington, 4:30 Boston at New Jersey, 4:35

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