Calgary
Flames
46-25-11
Edmonton
Oilers
41-28-13
OT
20 SOG
28 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
CGY
EDM
game recap

Oilers 3, Flames 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 3, Flames 2, OT
Calgary Flames 2, Edmonton Oilers 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - A pair of Edmonton newcomers helped the Oilers to a much-needed victory.

In his home debut, Sergei Samsonov set up Shawn Horcoff's goal 3:04 into overtime and Dwayne Roloson made 18 saves against his former team as the Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 Thursday night.

"He is so dangerous," Horcoff said of Samsonov. "A lot of people get caught watching him."

Roloson allowed two goals on his first eight shots and earned his second win in five games with Edmonton. He and Samsonov were acquired by the Oilers at the trade deadline and were introduced to the home crowd on Thursday.

"It really is exciting," said Roloson, who shared goaltending duties in Minnesota with Manny Fernandez. "I'm just trying to take advantage of the playing time."

Samsonov found Horcoff alone for a backhand winner past goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.

"It was like he was slalom skiing out there," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said.

Jaroslav Spacek had a goal and assist, and Jarret Stoll also scored for Edmonton, which trails the first-place Flames by four points in the Northwest Division.

Matthew Lombardi and Mike Leclerc scored for Calgary, which started a season-high, seven-game road trip.

Stoll tied it 2-2 in the back-and-forth third period after deking Kiprusoff and sliding the puck around on his forehand to deposit it into the far side of an open net.

Spacek scored in the first period off a long point shot moments after Kiprusoff stuffed Ryan Smyth with a post-to-post stop.

Lombardi fooled Roloson high to the glove side on the Flames' fourth shot of the game, and the first period ended 1-1.

The Oilers killed off two penalties to open the second period before Leclerc beat Roloson during a scramble at 9:59. Edmonton managed just four shots in the frame.

"I think it comes down to we weren't competing hard enough," Lombardi said.

Notes: Flames D Roman Hamrlik returned after missing 13 games with a broken left hand. ... The teams will meet for the final time in the regular season on April 1 in Calgary. ... Roloson took a penalty for a second-period trip on Daymond Langkow.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:16
EDM
PPG - Jaroslav Spacek (10) ASST: Ales Hemsky (51), Ryan Smyth (24)
1 - 0 EDM
13:36
CGY
Matthew Lombardi (5) ASST: Chris Simon (10), Chuck Kobasew (8)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
09:59
CGY
Mike Leclerc (10) ASST: Shean Donovan (10)
2 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
07:12
EDM
Jarret Stoll (18) ASST: Jaroslav Spacek (27)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
03:04
EDM
Shawn Horcoff (20) ASST: Sergei Samsonov (22)
3 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
01:34
CGY
Roman Hamrlik  Interference against  Shawn Horcoff
07:53
CGY
Andrew Ference  Hooking against  Radek Dvorak
11:01
EDM
Jaroslav Spacek  Hooking against  Jarome Iginla
17:02
CGY
Bryan Marchment  Cross checking against  Ethan Moreau
2nd Period
04:41
EDM
Matt Greene  Slashing against  Marcus Nilson
07:25
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Bryan Marchment
10:37
EDM
Steve Staios  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:23
EDM
Dwayne Roloson  Tripping
19:00
CGY
Darren McCarty  Hooking against  Fernando Pisani
3rd Period
08:03
CGY
Bryan Marchment  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:34
CGY
Shean Donovan  Hooking against  Matt Greene
15:07
EDM
Radek Dvorak  Hooking against  Dion Phaneuf
18:07
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Ference
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 28TOI: 63:01
Saves: 25EV: 16 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .893SH: 0 - 0
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 20TOI: 62:56
Saves: 18EV: 13 - 15
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .900SH: 1 - 1