RECAP: Flames rally to win 6-5 in shootout

Marc Ciampa  - | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:49 AM

EDMONTON - It looked like it would be a double dose of the Edmonton Oilers triumphing over the Calgary Flames in the Split Squad Battle of Alberta on Saturday night but a late charge by the Calgary road squad resulted in a 6-5 shootout victory for the Flames.

The Oilers had a 5-2 lead with nine minutes to play in the third period but then Calgary found some spark and came all the way back to tie the game at 5-5 with three goals in just over four minutes.

"There are some habits that we need to correct, and we'll be on them as quick as possible," said Oilers Associate Coach Keith Acton, noting particularly the players' shift lengths and their contribution to the Calgary comeback.

Action did like what he saw from a lot of his troops tonight.

"Davidson and Nurse played well on defence. I thought Andrew Ference did as well. We did some good things. I thougth we went to the net really well. Jesse (Joensuu) did well going on the net," Acton continued. "Five goals should be enough to win a game."

Lance Bouma's goal was followed just over a minute later by one from Josh Jooris and then T.J. Galiardi hammered home a power play marker with 4:51 to play to tie it up.

It didn't take the Oilers long at all to do some damage as Taylor Hall fired a shot from the top of the left circle that barely made it over the line -- or perhaps didn't, depending on what angle you were looking at -- after Flames netminder Kari Rammo got a piece of it.

Moments later Ben Street fired a shot from the side boards that eluded a screened Dubnyk and suddenly the game was even at 1-1. Ironically, just over a minute into the game and the match-up at Rexall Place had more goals scored in it than the contest going on three hours south despite that one starting an hour earlier.

The first penalty of the game went to Calgary's Lance Bouma, but the Oilers were unable to convert on the man advantage.

Marco Roy took a minor penalty with just over eight minutes to play in the opening frame to put the Flames up a man for the first time on the night. However, that power play was short-lived as Sven Baertschi took a hooking penalty less than a minute later.

With Baertschi still in the box, Ryan Smyth picked up the puck after Denis Grebeshkov pushed it towards the net. Smyth backhanded it in to put the Oilers back in the lead at 2-1.

That one-goal lead turned into a two-goal lead with 58 seconds to play in the opening frame. Kyle Platzer poked his stick into a scramble and knocked the puck over Rammo to increase the Oilers lead to 3-1.

After one period, shots on goal were 13-8 in favour of Edmonton.

The Oilers opened the second period much the same way as the first, with a lot of energy and it led to another early goal.

Off the rush, the Oilers start hacking away at the puck with Rammo doing acrobatics keeping the puck out of the net. The play started with Nail Yakupov's shot from the left circle and a rebound point-blank by Jesse Joensuu. Mark Arcobello then swooped in to put home the third rebound and make it a 4-1 game.

Near the midway point of the middle frame, Jiri Hudler fed Dennis Wideman at the top of the right circle and he made no mistake, rifling a shot blocker-side past Dubnyk to draw the Flames within two.

The Oilers responded a minute later. Joensuu shoveled the puck from behind the net, wrapping it past Reto Berra, who recently replaced Rammo in the goal.

The Oilers announced that Ales Hemsky had left the game due to illness. Nail Yakupov moved up onto a line with Hall and Smyth. Marco Roy moved into Yakupov's spot with Arcobello and Linus Omark.

Calgary outshot Edmonton 14-8 in the middle frame and had a 22-21 edge in shots over 40 minutes overall.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:24EDM Taylor Hall (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (1), Darnell Nurse (1) 1 - 0 EDM
01:18CGY Ben Street (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ben Hanowski (1), Tim Jackman (1) 1 - 1 Tie
13:57EDM PPG - Ryan Smyth (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (1), David Musil (1) 2 - 1 EDM
19:02EDM Kyle Platzer (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Mike Brown (1), Brandon Davidson (1) 3 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
05:49EDM Mark Arcobello (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Jesse Joensuu (1), Nail Yakupov (1) 4 - 1 EDM
08:41CGY Dennis Wideman (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jiri Hudler (1), Sven Baertschi (1) 4 - 2 EDM
09:40EDM Jesse Joensuu (1) Wrap-around - ASST: Justin Schultz (1) 5 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
11:01CGY Lance Bouma (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Derek Smith (1), Keegan Kanzig (1) 5 - 3 EDM
13:07CGY Josh Jooris (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ben Hanowski (2), Derek Smith (2) 5 - 4 EDM
15:09CGY PPG - Josh Jooris (2) Snap shot - ASST: Sven Baertschi (2), Dennis Wideman (1) 5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
1EDMLinus Omark - Missed
2CGYSven Baertschi - Goal
3EDMTaylor Hall - Save
4CGYRoman Horak - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDEdmonton OilersCalgary Flames
1Linus OmarkSven Baertschi
2Taylor HallRoman Horak
Three Stars of the Game
Jesse Joensuu
Jesse Joensuu
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:22
Josh Jooris
Josh Jooris
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 19:54
Nail Yakupov
Nail Yakupov
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 19:55
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:39CGY Lance Bouma  Interference  - 2 min against  Anton Lander
11:51EDM Marco Roy  Hooking  - 2 min against  Lance Bouma
12:24CGY Sven Baertschi  Hooking  - 2 min against  Mike Brown
2nd Period
12:31CGY Tim Jackman  Interference  - 2 min against  Mike Brown
17:04EDM Taylor Hall  Tripping  - 2 min against  Derek Smith
3rd Period
01:52EDM Taylor Hall  Interference  - 2 min against  Keegan Kanzig
02:42CGY Dennis Wideman  Roughing  - 2 min against  Justin Schultz
08:24CGY Brett Kulak  Interference  - 2 min against  Anton Lander
14:09EDM Andrew Ference  Interference  - 2 min against  Markus Granlund
OT Period
03:14EDM Taylor Hall  Hooking  - 2 min against  Josh Jooris
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/51/5
Faceoff Wins3230
Blocked Shots1911
Penalty Minutes1010
4K. RussellD0001022:15
6D. WidemanD1101227:15
15T. JackmanR0110214:21
16B. McGrattanR000208:05
17L. BoumaC1002214:54
21R. HorakC0021020:14
24J. HudlerR01-14011:18
27D. SmithD0221019:51
32P. ByronL00-12012:43
38B. StreetC1005013:09
39T. GaliardiL00-12020:34
44C. ButlerD00-23024:23
47S. BaertschiL02-12219:59
58B. HanowskiR0221012:58
60M. GranlundC00-12013:49
61B. KulakD00-20219:37
73K. KanzigD0121015:11
86J. JoorisR2005019:54
29R. Berra1314.92936:42
31K. Ramo1317.76528:15
4T. HallL1002620:29
6J. JoensuuL1115016:22
13M. BrownR0110014:37
19J. SchultzD0101027:06
21A. FerenceD0022223:35
23L. OmarkL00-23015:36
37D. GrebeshkovD01-21020:42
42M. RoyC0002212:34
51A. LanderC0002016:51
62M. ArcobelloR10-12015:36
64N. YakupovR01-14019:55
66R. MartindaleC0012010:48
71K. PlatzerR10-11013:02
74D. NurseD0120021:57
83A. HemskyR011005:58
87D. MusilD01-20016:58
88B. DavidsonD0101019:42
94R. SmythL1013019:26
38O. Roy1822.81836:45
40D. Dubnyk1213.92328:15