NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Edmonton |
(Saturday, November 15th)
Final Score: Edmonton 2, Calgary 1 (OT)
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Ryan Smyth scored at 4:44 of overtime to lift
the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Skyreach
Mike York had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, which moved above the .500
mark for the first time since October 18. Following a lengthy six-game road
trip, the Oilers returned to the comforts of their own home and improved to
8-7-2 this season.
Ty Conklin was strong in net for Edmonton, denying 33 shots to help them
pull out the victory.
Matthew Lombardi scored the lone goal for the Flames, who have only won once
in their last six games (1-4-0-1).
York carried the puck along the right wing as Edmonton came charging on a 3-
on-2 rush in overtime. As he headed to the right corner he sent the puck
across the crease to a streaking Smyth, who, despite having a defender draper
over him, tipped the puck over Jamie McLennan for the game-winning goal.
McLennan stopped 22 shots in the losing effort for Calgary, which fell to
3-4-0-2 on the road this season.
The Oilers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period when York scored his fifth
goal of the season. He took a feed from Radek Dvorak and beat McLennan just
3:15 into the contest.
Calgary was finally able to draw even after Lombardi scored on a wraparound in
the middle period. With a defender all over him, Lombardi whirled around the
net and squeezed the puck between Conklin's pads at 17:07 of the second period
to make it a 1-1 game.
Edmonton's attempt to win the game in regulation failed as Ethan Moreau's shot
hit off the post and caromed harmlessly into the corner with just several
minutes left in regulation.
Lombardi scored his fourth goal in the last three games...York leads the
Oilers with 12 points...Edmonton had lost its two previous meetings with
Calgary this season...The Oilers improved to 5-2-1 at home...Conklin improved
to 4-2 playing in place of the injured Tommy Salo, who was activated from the
injured reserve but did not play.
11/16 01:53:34 ET