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Calgary Flames CGY 0 1 0 1
19 SHOTS 25
27 FACEOFFS 28
21 HITS 33
18 PIM 8
0/1 PP 0/6
13 GIVEAWAYS 15
6 TAKEAWAYS 7
15 BLOCKED SHOTS 14
         

Oilers 3, Flames 1

Saturday, 17.03.2012 / 12:32 AM


FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›GIORDANO'S SCORES HIS 8TH› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›

1st STAR
JORDAN EBERLE
CENTER- EDM
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: +3
TOI: 20:08 | HITS: 2
VIDEO ›
2nd STAR
RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS
CENTER - EDM
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 6 | +/-: +3
TOI: 21:32 | FACEOFF WINS: 7 (58%)
VIDEO ›
3rd STAR
CORY SARICH
DEFENCE - CGY
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: 0
TOI: 19:36 | HITS: 6
VIDEO ›
EDMONTON, AB -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a pair of goals and the Edmonton Oilers ended the Calgary Flames' five-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Friday night.

Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists for the Oilers, who won their second in a row.

Mark Giordano had the lone goal for the Flames, who remained in a tie for ninth place in the Western Conference with San Jose, a point behind eighth-place Colorado.

The game got off to a scary start as Oilers star Taylor Hall lost his balance and took a hard shot to the head from Flames defenseman Cory Sarich along the boards. Hall looked woozy as he was helped off the ice to the dressing room and did not return to the game.

The Flames came close to scoring 5 minutes into the game as Alex Tanguay slid a puck underneath Edmonton's Devan Dubnyk. The puck travelled along the goal line before hitting the post and being swiped away.

The Oilers took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period as Eberle made a backhand pass to Nugent-Hopkins, who sent a wrist shot past Calgary's Leland Irving for his 17th goal.

Edmonton took a two-goal lead with five minutes to play in the opening period as Eberle came out from the boards and sipped a shot into the top corner for his 31st.

Calgary had another good chance to cut into the lead when Tanguay got loose for a breakaway 8 minutes into the second, but he rang his shot off the post.

The Flames finally caught a big break with 8 minutes to play in the second as a point shot by Giordano hit a pair of Oilers on the way to the net, giving Dubnyk no chance on the play.

Edmonton restored its two-goal advantage midway through the third as the rebound from Ryan Jones' shot came to Nugent-Hopkins in front, and he slid his second goal of the game into a wide-open net.

STAT OF THE NIGHT
Cory Sarich was a wrecking ball on Friday night, throwing hits at any Oiler in his path. After his hit on Taylor Hall which knocked the forward out of the game, the Flames blueliner threw five more hits.

Fellow defenceman Mark Giordano was runner-up in the hits department for the Flames, throwing three.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime - Bouwmeester (28:49)
Shots - Giordano, Sarich, Iginla, Babchuk, Baertschi (2)
Hits - Sarich (6)
Blocks - Smith (3)
Takeaways -- Tanguay (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Stajan (7, 58%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:

FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Matt Stajan Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen David Moss
Tom Kostopoulos Greg Nemisz Sven Baertschi
Blake Comeau Roman Horak Guillaume Desbiens
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Cory Sarich
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
Derek Smith Anton Babchuk
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Irving, Hannan, Giordano, Tanguay, Stajan, Iginla
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Sven Baertschi Matt Stajan Blake Comeau
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Mark Giordano Alex Tanguay
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Tom Kostopoulos Curtis Glencross
Alex Tanguay David Moss
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Cory Sarich
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
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