Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Edmonton
Oilers
41-28-13
Calgary
Flames
46-25-11

game recap

Flames 6, Oilers 5

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

Share with your Friends


Flames 6, Oilers 5
Edmonton Oilers 5, Calgary Flames 6

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Kristian Huselius was simply trying to put a shot on goal.

The Calgary forward did that and more - with a lot of help from two Edmonton defensemen - to give the Flames a 6-5 victory over the Oilers on Saturday night.

After Calgary captain Jarome Iginla won a faceoff in the Edmonton zone, Huselius fired a shot that caromed off Oilers defensemen Marc-Andre Bergeron and Chris Pronger and bounced behind stunned goalie Jussi Markkanen with 1:15 left.

"It was a big draw by Iggy. I just turned around and had a great opportunity to take a shot and I just tried to get it on net," Huselius said. "I was lucky it went in, but if you shoot at the net, it's going to happen sometimes."

With the victory, the Northwest Division-leading Flames moved two points ahead of Edmonton and three in front of Vancouver.

Shean Donovan and Daymond Langkow each scored twice for Calgary, and Matthew Lombardi added his first of the season. Donovan, who also had an assist, has three goals and five points in two games after going 34 games without scoring.

Raffi Torres, Bergeron, Jarret Stoll, Ryan Smyth, and Ales Hemsky scored for Edmonton, and Pronger had three assists.

"It's not the easiest way to lose a game like that, but bad things happen when you aren't playing your best," Markkanen said. "We created a lot of chances, but other than that, we were bad in the critical areas and it cost us the game."

Edmonton tied it at 5 with 5:39 left when Hemsky wristed a shot through Miikka Kiprusoff's pads for the Oilers' fourth power-play goal of the night. The goal came with Andrew Ference in the penalty box for delay of game after he accidentally cleared the puck into the crowd. That penalty put Calgary down two men for 1:16.

"Anytime you score five goals, I don't care where you're playing, it should be enough to win a game by two or three," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "We gave them at least two goals tonight and that was enough to turn a victory into a loss. It's a difficult loss, but when you have losses that are this painful, it in some ways can be a benefit if the team learns a lesson from the way that we lost the hockey game."

Notes: The games was the fourth and final meeting between the two teams in Calgary this season. They will play three more games in Edmonton. ... Calgary RW Darren McCarty returned to the lineup after missing three games because of a hip injury. McCarty took the place of RW Tony Amonte, who missed his first game of the season with a rib injury. Amonte is listed as day-to-day.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:38
CGY
PPG - Daymond Langkow (12) ASST: Andrew Ference (16), Dion Phaneuf (14)
1 - 0 CGY
12:09
CGY
Shean Donovan (3) ASST: Chris Simon (5)
2 - 0 CGY
12:37
EDM
Raffi Torres (15) ASST: Georges Laraque (6), Jarret Stoll (25)
2 - 1 CGY
17:07
EDM
PPG - Marc-Andre Bergeron (8) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (30), Chris Pronger (17)
2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
10:58
EDM
PPG - Jarret Stoll (14) ASST: Chris Pronger (18), Shawn Horcoff (31)
3 - 2 EDM
12:43
CGY
SHG - Matthew Lombardi (1) ASST: Shean Donovan (4)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
00:18
CGY
Shean Donovan (4) ASST: Chris Simon (6), Jordan Leopold (9)
4 - 3 CGY
02:02
EDM
PPG - Ryan Smyth (17) ASST: Ales Hemsky (27), Chris Pronger (19)
4 - 4 Tie
07:28
CGY
PPG - Daymond Langkow (13) ASST: Andrew Ference (17), Kristian Huselius (13)
5 - 4 CGY
14:21
EDM
PPG - Ales Hemsky (11) ASST: Jarret Stoll (26), Chris Pronger (20)
5 - 5 Tie
18:45
CGY
Kristian Huselius (9) ASST: Jarome Iginla (16)
6 - 5 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
03:34
EDM
Jason Smith  Interference against  Steve Reinprecht
04:12
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Slashing against  Andrew Ference
06:43
EDM
Cory Cross  Interference against  Marcus Nilson
09:33
EDM
Cory Cross  Holding against  Chris Simon
16:00
CGY
Andrew Ference  Interference against  Raffi Torres
2nd Period
01:29
CGY
Daymond Langkow  Holding
09:09
CGY
Andrew Ference  Interference against  Raffi Torres
10:47
CGY
Bryan Marchment  Interference against  Fernando Pisani
15:29
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Tripping against  Steve Staios
3rd Period
01:48
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Hooking against  Michael Peca
02:32
EDM
Cory Cross  Elbowing against  Byron Ritchie
05:49
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Interference against  Bryan Marchment
11:51
CGY
Bryan Marchment  Holding against  Fernando Pisani
12:35
CGY
Andrew Ference  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
19:48
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Hooking against  Robyn Regehr
goalie stats
Jussi Markkanen
SA: 25TOI: 59:31
Saves: 19EV: 11 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .760SH: 3 - 4
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 25EV: 13 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 14
SV%: .833SH: 2 - 2