Roenick Stars with 4-point Game in Sharks' Clinching 5-3 Win

San Jose douses Calgary in Game 7
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 12:15 AM CDT
Calgary Flames defenseman Anders Eriksson (8), of Sweden, skates away as the San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal by Devin Setoguchi in the second period of game 7 in an NHL playoff series.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Jeremy Roenick didn't come out of semiretirement for just one playoff round. The veteran San Jose center carried the Sharks one step closer to the Stanley Cup Tuesday night. Roenick had two goals and two assists, including the tying and go-ahead scores midway through the Sharks' four-goal second period in a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames in Game 7, finishing their first-round playoff series.

Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for second-seeded San Jose in front of a deafening crowd at the first Game 7 in Shark Tank history. After the Sharks fell behind 2-1 early in the second period, San Jose's formidable talent finally overwhelmed the Flames with four goals in less than nine minutes, chasing goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.