The Calgary Flames were the Cinderella story of the 2004 Playoffs. Compiling 94 points during the regular season, only 3 better than the eighth-place finisher Nashville Predators, the Flames upset the Northwest Division champion Vancouver Canucks in overtime of game seven in the Conference Quarterfinals. The Flames next defeated the West's regular season champion Detroit Red Wings with a six-game victory and followed that with another six-game win over the Pacific Division champion San Jose Sharks to earn the Western Conference title on home ice. Key Flame performers included netminder Miikka Kiprusoff, who earned four shutots leading up to the Stanley Cup Final, as well as captain Jarome Iginla and Martin Gelinas for their timely scoring. Calgary became the first Canadian team since the 1994 Vancouver Canucks to earn the Clarence Campbell Bowl.