NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Calgary
(Saturday, April 11th)
Final Score: Calgary 4, Edmonton 1
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Mike Cammalleri posted two goals and one assist, as Calgary downed Edmonton, 4-1, in the back half of a home-and-home set at Pengrowth Saddledome.
Craig Conroy and Jamie Lundmark also tallied for the Flames (46-30-6), who snapped a two-game slide to end the regular season. Calgary will begin the postseason as the fifth seed in the Western Conference and are set to face fourth-seeded Chicago.
Curtis McElhinney, in his first start since March 6, stopped 35 shots for the win, his first of the season.
"I had to be extremely patient playing behind Kip (Miikka Kiprusoff), so it feels good, the young netminder said of his initial victory."
Tom Gilbert provided the lone offense for the Oilers (38-35-9), who topped Calgary, 5-1 on Friday in Edmonton, but stumbled to the finish having lost four of six. Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers made 41 saves in defeat.
Conroy followed up Cammalleri's initial shot for a 3-1 Calgary lead just prior to the midway point of the third period.
Lundmark all but locked up the victory for the Flames on a long shot from the right wing with just over four minutes left in regulation.
"We had a couple good chances and some good looks. We got that goal in the second period but that was it," said Oilers forward Andrew Cogliano. "We had so many games that mattered at the end of the season but just didn't come through."
After a scoreless first period, Gilbert put the Oilers on the board 2:19 into the second.
Cammalleri drew the Flames even at 8:26, then pumped in his second of the game with 4:08 remaining in the period.
Cammalleri posted his eighth multi-goal game of the season. He ended the campaign with a career-best and team-high 39 scores...The clubs split six meetings this season, with Calgary winning two of three on home ice.
04/12 01:25:02 ET