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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Oilers

Tuesday, 21.02.2012 / 8:38 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)




FLAT FIRST PERIOD

The Flames and Oilers were tied at one after twenty minutes of play but the score wasn't indicative of what happened on the ice.

Miikka Kiprusoff was the only reason the Oilers didn't leave the period with the lead. He made several tremendous stops, stopping 16 of 17 shots.

Jordan Eberle finally beat the netminder at 18:48 when scooped up his own rebound and threw it over Kiprusoff.

The Flames opened the scoring when Scott Hannan wired a shot on net from the slot that eluded Devan Dubnyk.

SECOND PERIOD ... WORSE

The Flames second period can only be described as a mess. A lack of energy and drive allowed the Oilers to carry the play and score four times on Kiprusoff.

The netminder had no help from his teammates as they were shaky in their own zone and put a mere four shots on net all period.

BUTLER INJURED

Ales Hemsky's second period goal was costly for the Flames in more than one way.

Chris Butler went hard into the net as he was racing to get back and sustained a lower body injury. He needed to be helped off the ice, immediately went to the dressing room and did not return.

THIRD PERIOD PUSHBACK TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

Calgary seemed to come to life in the third period but it was just far too late to stage any sort of comeback. They put 11 shots on net, generated some pressure in the Oilers zone and forced Dubnyk to make a couple good saves.

Taylor Hall beat Henrik Karlsson, who took over for Kiprusoff in the final frame, on the power play to make it a 6-1 game.

KOLANOS' FIRST POINT WITH THE FLAMES

Krys Kolanos earned an assist on Hannan's first period marker, giving him his first point in a Flames jersey. His last point scored in the NHL was on Jan. 15, 2009 when he was a member of the Minnesota Wild.