NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Calgary
(Saturday, October 7th)
Final Score: Calgary 2, Edmonton 1
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Stephane Yelle scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in the back end of a home-and-home set at Pengrowth Saddledome.
Miikka Kiprusoff finished with 21 saves and Marcus Nilson also tallied to give Calgary its first win of the season.
"I think Kiprusoff was out best player over the course of the night," said Calgary coach Jim Playfair. "We played a hard grinding game and it worked out well."
Joffrey Lupul, who was a part of the trade with Anaheim that saw defenseman Chris Pronger head to the Ducks, scored his first goal with Edmonton.
Dwayne Roloson allowed two goals on 28 shots in the loss for the Oilers, who defeated the Flames 3-1 on Thursday.
The Oilers drew first blood as Lupul netted a power-play goal 8:59 into the opening period. Ryan Smyth's slap shot from the slot was stopped by Kiprusoff, but Lupul controlled the rebound at the left side of the net and banged it home for the 1-0 Edmonton lead.
Calgary evened the score at 1-1 with eight seconds left in the opening period. From the right side of the net, Jeff Friesen threw the puck on net and Yelle deflected the disc past Roloson for the goal.
The Flames took the lead at 2-1 with 48 seconds remaining in the second stanza. Nilson took a pass from Yelle at the left side of the crease and one- timed the puck past Roloson into the top far corner of the net.
Edmonton had a power-play opportunity with 6:14 remaining in the game, but could not get the puck past Kiprusoff, who made nine saves in the third period to keep the Oilers off the board.
Alex Tanguay, who the Flames acquired in an offseason trade with Colorado, picked up an assist for his first point with the team...The Oilers went 1- for-6 on the power play while the Flames did not score in six chances with the man advantage.
10/08 01:17:00 ET