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Oilers fall to Flames 5-2

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:46 PM

Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers fall to Flames 5-2
Edmonton Oilers 2, Calgary Flames 5

by Marc Ciampa | edmontonoilers.com

On the strength of three second-period goals, the Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Saturday night. Nigel Dawes scored twice for the Flames.

FIRST PERIOD

1:10 into the game, Jarome Iginla got a penalty for goaltender interference to give Edmonton the game's first power play.

The Oilers capitalized with 45 seconds left in the man advantage. Lubomir Visnovsky got a cross-ice pass from Ales Hemsky and roofed it under the crossbar to make it a 1-0 game.

3:28 into the opening frame, a pair of heavyweights dropped the gloves. Steve MacIntyre and Brian McGrattan went toe to toe for two solid minutes with both combatants getting in some heavy shots.

Edmonton had some chances on its second man advantage of the night with just over nine minutes to play in the first but it was Calgary that ultimately capitalized with a shorthanded marker that tied the game up.

Denis Grebeshkov had trouble handling the puck at the right point which led to Daymond Langkow poking it off his stick and forcing a two-on-one. Langkow fed the puck over to Rene Bourque in the slot and he redirected in past Khabibulin to make it 1-1.

After one period, the game was tied 1-1 with shots being nine for each team.

SECOND PERIOD

Just under four minutes into the second, Calgary struck to take their first lead of the game. Nigel Dawes took a pass from Bourque and snuck it past Khabibulin to make it 2-1.

40 seconds later, Eric Nystrom scored on a goalmouth scramble after sliding across the crease and stabbing at the puck.

Calgary looked to go up by three midway through the period when David Moss deflected a point shot past Khabibulin for a Flames power play goal. The goal was reviewed to see if Moss had knocked it down with a high stick on the play. After review it was determined it was not a high stick.

Edmonton came close to their second goal of the game late in the period when Visnovsky's shot from the point was redirected by Jacques in front but rang off the post.

Moments later, Ladislav Smid dropped the gloves with Mark Giordano for a sprited bout at centre ice. Both blueliners got their shots in during what could be determined a draw.

Shots on goal after two were 28-18 for the Flames.

THIRD PERIOD

The Oilers started the third period on a two-man advantage with plenty of opportunities to get back within one but Calgary's penalty killers came up big as they killed off all of the first penalty and then the entire four minutes of the Cory Sarich double minor.

Edmonton rang the puck off several posts including a blast by Grebeshkov from the point.

Nigel Dawes made it a 5-2 game in the latter part of the third, scoring his second of the game to give Calgary the three-goal cushion.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:25
EDM
PPG - Lubomir Visnovsky (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (9), Sam Gagner (5)
1 - 0 EDM
11:54
CGY
SHG - Rene Bourque (5) Tip-in - ASST: Daymond Langkow (3)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
03:53
CGY
Nigel Dawes (3) Snap shot - ASST: Rene Bourque (8), Daymond Langkow (4)
2 - 1 CGY
04:29
CGY
Eric Nystrom (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Dustin Boyd (4)
3 - 1 CGY
10:23
CGY
PPG - David Moss (3) Tip-in - ASST: Dion Phaneuf (4), Jarome Iginla (5)
4 - 1 CGY
18:35
EDM
PPG - Dustin Penner (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (10), Sam Gagner (6)
4 - 2 CGY
3rd Period
12:27
CGY
PPG - Nigel Dawes (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Rene Bourque (9), Robyn Regehr (5)
5 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
01:10
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Interference on goalkeeper against  Nikolai Khabibulin
03:28
CGY
Brian McGrattan  Fighting (maj) against  Steve MacIntyre
03:28
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Fighting (maj) against  Brian McGrattan
10:09
CGY
Aaron Johnson  Boarding against  Steve MacIntyre
19:53
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Roughing against  Zack Stortini
2nd Period
09:30
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Slashing against  Olli Jokinen
12:17
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
12:17
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
12:17
CGY
Rene Bourque  Roughing against  Ladislav Smid
17:41
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Misconduct (10 min)
17:41
CGY
Aaron Johnson  Roughing against  Jean-Francois Jacques
17:41
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Roughing against  Aaron Johnson
17:41
CGY
Mark Giordano  Fighting (maj) against  Ladislav Smid
17:41
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Giordano
17:41
CGY
Aaron Johnson  Cross checking against  Jean-Francois Jacques
18:47
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Holding against  Shawn Horcoff
19:53
CGY
Cory Sarich  Hi stick - double minor against  Zack Stortini
3rd Period
03:27
EDM
Tom Gilbert  Holding against  Daymond Langkow
03:38
CGY
Mark Giordano  Slashing against  Ethan Moreau
10:31
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Tripping against  Daymond Langkow
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .868SH: 2 - 3
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
7-1-1
SA: 25TOI: 59:42
Saves: 23EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0