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NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Edmonton



(Saturday, October 25th)

Final Score: Calgary 4, Edmonton 2

Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Steve Reinprecht and Krzysztof Oliwa scored goals just 1:42 apart in the third period to lift the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Skyreach Centre.

Reinprecht, Craig Conroy and Jarome Iginla each posted a goal and an assist for the Flames, who improved to 4-3 on the young season. Jamie McLennan stopped 16 shots in the win.

These Alberta province rivals met 11 days ago with the Flames registering a 1-0 victory.

Ryan Smyth and Alexei Semenov scored for the Oilers, who have dropped three straight games. Tommy Salo turned aside 17 shots in the setback.

Reinprecht gave Calgary a 3-2 lead with a power-play tally at 2:25 of the third period. Conroy carried the puck down the right wing and skated towards the net before sending a pass into the slot for Reinprecht, who fired a one- timer past Salo.

Oliwa then made it a two-goal game at the 4:07 mark. He charged in on a breakaway, faked the backhand and then lifted a wrister over the sprawled out goaltender.

The Flames opened the scoring on Conroy's power-play goal with 8:20 left in the first period. Reinprecht passed to a wide-open Conroy, who had an easy one-timer from just outside the right side of the crease.

Semenov added a power-play goal just 24 seconds into the second period to even the score for Edmonton. He blasted a slapshot from the right circle that beat McLennan just inside the post.

Smyth scored on the man advantage 1:21 later to give the Oilers a 2-1 edge. Steve Staios ripped a shot from the left point and the puck hit off Shawn Horcoff at the right side of the crease. Horcoff then whacked the puck towards the goal and Smyth helped it across the line.

Iginla then scored with 2:35 remaining in the middle period to make it a 2-2 game. Andrew Ference slapped the puck from the right point and Iginla, who was in a crowd in front, deflected the puck past Salo.

Game Notes

The Oilers have been outscored 16-7 during their three-game skid...Calgary has won three straight and five of the last six meetings...Calgary has also won four straight in Edmonton...The Flames scored on 2-of-6 power plays, while Edmonton converted on 2-of-7 chances with the man advantage.

10/26 01:00:09 ET


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