NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Edmonton
(Saturday, March 3rd)
Final Score: Calgary 4, Edmonton 2
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Daymond Langkow and Jarome Iginla scored third period goals and Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves as the streaking Calgary Flames defeated the slumping Edmonton Oilers, 4-2.
David Moss and Stephane Yelle also scored and Alex Tanguay had two assists for the Flames, who have won four in a row to tie Vancouver for first place in the Northwest Division with 79 points.
Fernando Pisani scored twice and Marc-Antoine Pouliot registered two assists for the Oilers, losers of four straight. Dwayne Roloson finished with 31 saves for Edmonton.
With the scored knotted at 2-2 after 40 minutes, Langkow's one-timer from the slot 1:56 into the third beat Roloson to put Calgary in front and Iginla followed with his 31st tally of the season at the 4:29 mark to make it a two- goal cushion.
The Oilers didn't put up much of a fight from there, taking three penalties in the final nine minutes.
Calgary struck first, as an Oilers' turnover left Moss alone in front of the Edmonton net with the puck and he cashed in 7:07 into the opening period.
Not long after, the Oilers finally ended a 142 minute and 27 second goal-less drought. Pouliot, from behind the net, threw the puck in front and his pass went off the skate of a Calgary player and right to Pisani, who stuffed it home to knot the game at 1-1 at 9:27.
The Flames responded with 7:56 remaining in the first as Yelle finished off his own rebound to put Calgary back in front.
Pouliot and Pisani broke loose on a 2-on-1 break midway through the middle stanza, with Pisani one-timing a pass from Pouliot past Kiprusoff to make it 2-2.
Oilers forward Ales Hemsky suffered an upper body injury after colliding with Brad Stuart behind the Flames net in the first period and did not return...The Flames put the brakes on a seven-game road losing streak.
03/04 01:06:49 ET