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Smyth scores twice as Dubnyk, Oilers blank Flames
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Devan Dubnyk posted his second shutout of the season thanks to a 27-save effort as the Edmonton Oilers took a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday.
Ryan Smyth scored both goals for the Oilers, who have won their past two after dropping six straight. Boyd Gordon had two assists in the win.
Reto Berra made 26 saves for the Flames, who have dropped five of their past six.
Edmonton got the only goal it needed at 17:22 of the first period as Ales Hemsky sent a hard shot on net from the right side that went off Smyth at the left side of the net and past Berra.
Dubnyk stopped 12 shots in the first period, then made eight in the second to keep Calgary off the board.
The Flames were unable to break through in the final frame, and Matt Giordano was whistled for tripping in the final minute, with Smyth sending a shot into an empty net after the Flames pulled Berra.
Edmonton hosts Philly on Saturday ... Calgary hosts Vancouver on Sunday ... Edmonton has won two of three from Calgary this season ... Dubnyk has eight shutouts in his career.
12/28 00:20:47 ET