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Under the Scope: Oilers at Flames

An in-depth look at the Oilers' 8-2 win against the Flames

Thursday, 04.04.2013 / 1:40 AM / Cenovus Game Story
By Wendy Mach  - edmontonoilers.com
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Under the Scope: Oilers at Flames


The Calgary Flames jumped out to a fast start in the first period as they scored two goals on two shots in just under three minutes, but the Edmonton Oilers were able to respond with eight unanswered goals. The Oilers were able to capitalize in the second with three powerplay goals while Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov both scored two goals each to lift the Oilers to a 8-2 win.

Take a closer look at the game as we go Under The Scope:


Lennart Petrell was rushing towards the net and was able to get a shot off but was stopped by Joey MacDonald. The puck bounced back to the point where Jeff Petry threw it on net and Sam Gagner, who was in front, re-direct the puck to pull the Oilers within one.


8 Straight unanswered Oilers goal
60 Career points against Calgary for Eberle
12 Goals against Calgary in the back-to-back series
11 Points by the top line (Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins)
5 Straight wins for the Oilers


Taylor Hall
G A PTS PIM +/-
1 4 5 0 +2


Matt Stajan
G A PTS PIM +/-
23 23 0 60:00 1.000



Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
G A PTS PIM +/-
1 3 4 0 +2


 
FLAMES
Joey MacDonald
SA SV GA TOI SV%
31 39 8 60:00 0.795

 

OILERS
Devan Dubnyk
SA SV GA TOI SV%
19 21 2 60:00 0.905



 
FLAMES
Dennis Wideman - D

26:03 - 1 PTS, -1 rating

OILERS
 Justin Schultz - D

22:52 - 1 PTS, -1 rating

Devan Dubnyk was caught behind the net and a streaking Mikael Backlund was in front to pick up the loose puck but Dubnyk dives back in front to rob Backlund and preserve the Oilers lead, 3-2.

Taylor Hall continued his hot streak as he collected a career-high five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in tonight's game. In his last six, Hall has seven goals and eight assists, giving him a team best, 41 points on the season.


With the fight against Tim Jackman late in the third period, Ryan Whitney was able to complete the Gordie Howe hat trick. Whitney scored his fourth of the year in the second and collected an assist on Nail Yakupov's powerplay goal.


All three powerplay goals were scored by the Oilers' 1st overall picks (Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins).


"It was a big win for us. It's nice to be in the playoff picture."

- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins after Wednesday's 8-2 win




Thursday, April 4 at Vancouver 
8:30pm MT
(SNET-W / 630 CHED)

The Oilers will be flying to Vancouver right after tonight's game, as they will be facing the Canucks on Thursday, for their sixth back-to-back game this season. On Saturday, the team will be making their first and only stop in Los Angeles to take on the Kings and wrapping up their four-game road trip is a stop in Anaheim to visit the Ducks on Monday.