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Flames 5, Oilers 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 5, Oilers 2
Edmonton Oilers 2, Calgary Flames 5

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Nigel Dawes scored twice, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 23 saves in the Calgary Flames' 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Rene Bourque had a goal and two assists, and Eric Nystrom and David Moss also scored to help the Flames improve to 7-2-1 with their third straight victory.

"He's hard to get off the puck," Dawes said about the 6-foot-2, 213 pound Bourque. "He's a great skater. He gets in there on the forecheck and when he gets the puck, he's got the long stick and a quick release. Obviously he's a playmaker as well."

The Flames are 5-0 against Northwest Division teams.

"These points are huge, especially early in the season," Bourque said. "It's going to be a long climb for some teams that are starting out slowly. It's hard to get points later in the year."

Dustin Penner scored his eighth goal of the season for Edmonton, and Lubomir Visnovsky added a goal. The loss snapped the Oilers' winning streak at three.

"We gave up two fast goals and then stopped playing," Edmonton coach Pat Quinn said. "We started to play solo hockey and that's not the way we're going to win and I don't know any team that does win that way."

Tied 1-1 after the first period, the Flames seized control in the second with three consecutive goal. They outshot the Oilers 19-9 in the period.

Calgary took its first lead at 3:53 when Dawes got open behind defenseman Theo Peckham and had an empty net as Bourque neatly set him up from behind the net.

Dustin Boyd created the next goal by stripping the puck from defenseman Tom Gilbert and taking the puck to the net, where his rebound was jammed in by Nystrom.

Calgary made it 4-1 at 10:23 of the second on a waist-high deflection by David Moss off a slap shot from Dion Phaneuf. The goal came on the first man advantage of the night for Calgary, which entered the game tied for first in the NHL on the power play.

The Flames ended up 2 for 4 with the extra man while Edmonton was 2 for 8.

NOTES: Nikolai Khabibulin made 33 saves for Edmonton. ... With forwards Mike Comrie and Gilbert Brule out with the flu, Edmonton dressed seven defensemen, including Theo Peckham. He was recalled Friday from Springfield of the AHL.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:25
EDM
PPG - Lubomir Visnovsky (3) ASST: Ales Hemsky (9), Sam Gagner (5)
1 - 0 EDM
11:54
CGY
SHG - Rene Bourque (5) ASST: Daymond Langkow (3)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
03:53
CGY
Nigel Dawes (3) ASST: Rene Bourque (8), Daymond Langkow (4)
2 - 1 CGY
04:29
CGY
Eric Nystrom (4) ASST: Dustin Boyd (4)
3 - 1 CGY
10:23
CGY
PPG - David Moss (3) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (4), Jarome Iginla (5)
4 - 1 CGY
18:35
EDM
PPG - Dustin Penner (8) ASST: Ales Hemsky (10), Sam Gagner (6)
4 - 2 CGY
3rd Period
12:27
CGY
PPG - Nigel Dawes (4) ASST: Rene Bourque (9), Robyn Regehr (5)
5 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
01:10
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Interference on goalkeeper against  Nikolai Khabibulin
03:28
CGY
Brian McGrattan  Fighting (maj) against  Steve MacIntyre
03:28
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Fighting (maj) against  Brian McGrattan
10:09
CGY
Aaron Johnson  Boarding against  Steve MacIntyre
19:53
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Roughing against  Zack Stortini
2nd Period
09:30
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Slashing against  Olli Jokinen
12:17
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
12:17
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
12:17
CGY
Rene Bourque  Roughing against  Ladislav Smid
17:41
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Misconduct (10 min)
17:41
CGY
Aaron Johnson  Roughing against  Jean-Francois Jacques
17:41
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Roughing against  Aaron Johnson
17:41
CGY
Mark Giordano  Fighting (maj) against  Ladislav Smid
17:41
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Giordano
17:41
CGY
Aaron Johnson  Cross checking against  Jean-Francois Jacques
18:47
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Holding against  Shawn Horcoff
19:53
CGY
Cory Sarich  Hi stick - double minor against  Zack Stortini
3rd Period
03:27
EDM
Tom Gilbert  Holding against  Daymond Langkow
03:38
CGY
Mark Giordano  Slashing against  Ethan Moreau
10:31
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Tripping against  Daymond Langkow
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
5-3-1
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .868SH: 2 - 3
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 25TOI: 59:42
Saves: 23EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0