NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Edmonton
(Friday, April 10th)
Final Score: Edmonton 5, Calgary 1
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Sheldon Souray and Shawn Horcoff each posted a goal and two assists as Edmonton used a three-goal third period to roll past Calgary, 5-1, in the front end of a home-and-home series.
The clubs meet on Saturday in Calgary.
Ales Kotalik, Steve MacIntyre and Patrick O'Sullivan also tallied for the Oilers, who have won two of three.
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers stopped 31-of-32 shots to post his first win since November 10.
Mike Cammalleri scored the lone goal for the Flames, who have dropped three of four and failed to gain ground against Northwest-Division leading Vancouver. Both Calgary and the Canucks have one game remaining, with Vancouver holding a two-point edge.
The result also allowed the Chicago Blackhawks to claim the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
Miikka Kiprusoff took the loss, allowing three goals on 31 shots. Curtis McElhinney finished the game by giving up a pair of scores on five shots.
The Oilers netted a pair of late second-period goals to break a scoreless deadlock, with Kotalik netting his 20th of the season at 14:21 and MacIntyre tallying at 16:05.
Horcoff made it 3-1 at 12:06 of the third chasing Kiprusoff, but Cammalleri briefly cut Calgary's deficit back to two 36 seconds later.
However, O'Sullivan tallied with 6:28 to play and Souray capped the scoring with 3:44 to go on an Edmonton power-play.
Edmonton has won three of five meetings this season...Calgary went 0-for-4 on the power play, stretching its string of futility to 0-for-41 over the last five games.
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