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Khabibulin Douses Flames, Lightning Even NHL Final Series - 2004-06-01


Tampa Bay goalie Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 29 shots to shut out the Calgary Flames 1-0 Monday, as the Lightning evened their National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship series at two games apiece.

The game's only goal came in the opening minutes of the first period when Tampa Bay centerman Brad Richards scored on a five-on-three power play. Forty-year-old veteran left winger Dave Andreychuk assisted on the tally.

Richards' goal was his seventh game winner of the post season, and broke the NHL record shared by Colorado's Joe Sakic and Toronto's Joe Nieuwendyk.

Khabibulin's shut out is the Russian native's fifth of this season's playoffs and ties him with Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff for the league lead. The Flames' Finnish goalie shut out the Lightning (3-0) Saturday in Game Three.

The two teams meet again Thursday in Tampa, Florida for Game 5 of the best-of-seven NHL championship series.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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