NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Calgary
(Thursday, December 31st)
Final Score: Calgary 2, Edmonton 1
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Curtis McElhinney made 21 saves to backstop the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Pengrowth Saddledome.
Craig Conroy and Curtis Glencross lit the lamp for the Flames, who have won three straight games.
"Curtis (McElhinney) made some key saves at key times," said Calgary head coach Brent Sutter.
Edmonton forward Shawn Horcoff scored with 1:21 remaining in the third period, backhanding a feed from Sam Gagner, but it wasn't enough for the Oilers, who halted a seven-game slide with Wednesday's home win against Toronto.
Jeff Deslauriers stopped 37 shots in defeat.
"We got tired in our zone clearly, but Deslauriers was terrific tonight," said Edmonton head coach Pat Quinn.
Conroy opened the scoring with 10.2 seconds to go in the middle session, firing a one-timer past the glove of Deslauriers.
The Flames made it 2-0 on the power play midway through the third period. Mark Giordano let go a shot from the point that deflected in off Glencross, who was positioned in front of the net.
Calgary has won all five meetings against the Oilers this season...The Flames conclude their three-game homestand Saturday against Toronto...Edmonton travels to San Jose to battle the Sharks on Saturday.
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