NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, October 14th (All times eastern)
Edmonton Oilers (1-1-0-0) at Calgary Flames (1-1-0-0), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames try to make it two straight wins this evening when they welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the Saddledome.
The Flames picked up their first victory of the season on Saturday, as Shean Donovan's power play tally early in the third period snapped a tie and lifted Calgary to a 3-2 decision.
Stephane Yelle posted a goal and an assist for the Flames, who rallied from a one-goal deficit. Chuck Kobasew added a power-play goal and Jamie McLennan stopped nine shots after replacing an injured Roman Turek to earn the win. McLennan had not won a decision since last November 5 against New Jersey, having gone 0-10-3 in the time since.
Turek left the game after colliding with the Sharks' Alyn McCauley in the second period on a play that resulted in a goal for the San Jose forward. Turek, who took a knee to the head, remained on the ice after the hit and had to be helped off. He is probable for tonight.
Donovan's tally, 1:38 into the third, snapped a 2-2 tie. Taking a pass from Yelle, he beat netminder Evgeni Nabokov with a rising wrist shot from 10 feet away.
Also on the injury front, defenseman Jordan Leopold (flu) missed practice yesterday and could be held out of tonight's contest.
Edmonton, meanwhile, had its bid for a 2-0 start spoiled on Saturday as Vancouver's Johan Hedberg stopped 14 Oiler shots in a 3-0 loss to the Canucks.
Edmonton (1-1) hasn't won its first two games of a season since winning three straight to start the 1996-97 campaign. The Oilers had opened the season with a 5-2 home win over San Jose on Thursday night.
The Oilers were a dismal 0-for-9 on the power play Saturday and are just 2- of-14 with the extra skater this season.
Calgary took three of the five matchups last season and has won four of the last six meetings. Edmonton, though, is 9-5-2 over the last 16 and 13-9-3 over the previous 25 meetings.
The Oilers are also 5-2-2 in their last nine trips to Calgary.
10/14 10:31:30 ET