NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Calgary|
(Saturday, January 26th)
Final Score: Calgary 4, Edmonton 3
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Lee Stempniak had a goal with two assists, and
the Calgary Flames posted their first win of the season by edging the Edmonton
Jay Bouwmeester registered a goal and a helper for the Flames, who got 17
saves from Miikka Kiprusoff.
"We did a good job of sticking with it tonight," Stempniak said.
After three consecutive losses, Bob Hartley was able to pick up his first win
as the Flames' head coach.
Rookie Justin Schultz compiled a goal and two assists for Edmonton, which has
split its first four games. Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 shots.
"As much as the effort was there in many situations, we deserted too much of
our principles," said Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger.
Stempniak helped set up first-period goals by Mikael Backlund and Bouwmeester.
Schultz scored a power-play marker with 41 seconds remaining in the opening
Curtis Glencross lit the lamp 3:59 into the second period to put the Flames up
3-2. Stempniak then answered a power-play goal by Jordan Eberle with one of
his own with the man advantage at the 14:57 mark of the middle stanza.
Sam Gagner was able to beat Kiprusoff, but only two seconds remained in the
The last time Calgary opened a season without a win in its first four games
was 1999-2000, when it started 0-3 with a tie ... Forward Jiri Hudler made
his Flames debut, while Calgary forward Roman Cervenka played in his first NHL
game. Hudler returned to the team after the passing of his father. Cervenka
missed the first three games with a blood clot.
01/27 01:15:42 ET