NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, October 25th
(All times eastern)
Calgary Flames (3-3-0-0) at Edmonton Oilers (3-4-0-0), 10:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The struggling Edmonton Oilers will try to halt an ugly
two-game skid this evening when they take on the arch-rival Calgary Flames at
the Skyreach Center.
Edmonton has been outscored, 12-5, in its last two games, including a 6-1
defeat to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Ethan Moreau scored the lone
goal for Edmonton, which has been outscored 12-2 over its last 104:03 minutes
of ice time.
Ty Conklin started in net for the Oilers, but gave way to Tommy Salo with a
groin injury after giving up two early second period goals. Conklin stopped 11
of 13 shots he faced before leaving and Salo allowed four goals on 21 shots.
Edmonton has tallied just one goal over its three games away from home this
season and has lost all three contests. The Oilers have scored 19 goals in
four home games this year.
Calgary, which is beginning a three-game road trip that will include stops in
Dallas and Colorado, has lost two of its last three contests. The Flames
slipped up on Friday night, dropping a 2-1 decision to the St. Louis Blues.
Matthew Lombardi provided the scoring for Calgary, while Jamie McLennan made
17 saves in the loss. Lombardi has two goals this season.
These Alberta province rivals met 11 days ago with the Flames registering a
1-0 victory. Calgary owns a 4-2 advantage in this set since the start of last
season. The Flames have won three straight contests at Edmonton.
10/25 10:02:31 ET