Stanley Cup Finals 2004

Game One - May 25th 2004


The first goal
Martin Gelinas of the Calgary Flames celebrates after scoring the team's first goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1.

In the lead
The Calgary Flames celebrate Martin Gelinas' first-period goal.

Getting physical
Flames defenseman Steve Montador takes down Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier during the first period.

Follow your nose
Tampa Bay forward Rusian Fedotenko gets a stick across the face from an unidentified Calgary Flames player.

Lucky skate
Martin Gelinas of the Calgary Flames fends off Pavel Kubina of the Tampa Bay Lightning as the puck careens off his skate and into the net.

Lost balance
Chris Simon of the Calgary Flames falls down while trying to pass the puck past Pavel Kubina of the Lightning.

Golden voice
Brooke Hogan, daughter of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, prepares to sing the National Anthem before the start of Game 1.

Hammer time
Calgary's Ville Nieminen comes down on Tampa Bay's Fredrik Modin during the first period of Game 1.

Cleaning the glass
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Brad Lukowich checks Calgary Flames Stephane Yelle against the boards.

Espo and the Hulkster
Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito applauds as professional wrestler Hulk Hogan gestures to his daugther, Brooke Hogan, who sang the National Anthem before the start of Game 1.

Wrapped up
Calgary's Chris Clark is back checked by Lightning defenseman Darryl Sydor.

Shaft save
Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff of the Flames deflects a shot with the end of his stick.

Smiles all around
The Flames' Martin Gelinas celebrates with Jarome Iginla and Andrew Ference after scoring the first goal.

Take a seat
Calgary's Rhett Warrener checks Tampa Bay's Ruslan Fedotenko.

Time to Yelle!
Calgary's Stephane Yelle celebrates his second-period goal, the Flames third against the Tampa Bay Lightning, with teammates Chris Simon and Oleg Saprykin.

On the board
Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis looks into the net after scoring on Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff during the third period.